Do 60 Percent of Republicans Support the $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package?

On Thursday, Rep. Ilhan Omar claimed that nearly 60 percent of Republicans support the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act that Joe Biden signed into law earlier in the day.

Omar’s senior communications director, Jeremy Slevin, told The Dispatch Fact Check that the basis for Omar’s comments is a Morning Consult poll conducted from March 6-8. Morning Consult found that 29 percent of Republicans strongly supported and 30 percent somewhat supported “the coronavirus aid package that includes up to $1,400 in direct payments to some Americans, funding for schools and local governments and an extension of increased unemployment benefits.”

The $1.9 trillion bill included far more than just the provisions Morning Consult asked about, including $350 billion in funds for state governments, a further $25 billion for restaurants, and an increased child tax credit. 

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