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Vast majority of Republicans in swing states support the virus aid McConnell is blocking

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By Josh Israel ·

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt of an article that appeared in the American Independent. The full article can be accessed here.

“A poll of 2020 battleground states finds 76% of voters support the latest coronavirus aid package proposed by House Democrats, including a majority of Republican voters in key states.

“The vast majority of swing-state voters back the House Democrats' latest coronavirus relief proposal, according to a new poll. The bill, which is currently being blocked by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is also supported by most GOP voters.

“A new poll by progressive think tank Data For Progress and the Justice Collaborative Institute, released Friday, found that 76% of voters polled in key presidential or Senate 2020 battleground states support the emergency response legislation. Just 16% opposed it.

“Among those surveyed, Republicans favor the bill 68% to 25%. Independents also back it, 77% to 13%. …

“The bill, known as the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, passed the House in May on a 208-199 vote. It would provide trillions of dollars to address the public health and economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, extend expiring unemployment benefits, and provide $1 trillion in aid to struggling states and localities. …”

The full article can be accessed here.

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