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Voters Want New Stimulus Checks Prioritized in COVID Bill, Poll Shows

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Stimulus checks are the overwhelming favorite among voters when asked what should be prioritized in the next coronavirus relief bill, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Fifty-four percent of registered voters in the Jan. 28-29 survey said direct payments were among the top three most important measures for the next relief package. In terms of priorities, small business aid and money for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations were next on the list.

Stimulus checks were popular across party lines, garnering support from 60 percent of Democrats and 49 percent of Republicans.

The poll results come a day after President Biden held talks at the White House with a group of 10 Senate Republicans who put forth a $618 billion relief proposal, less than one-third the $1.9 trillion proposed by Biden.

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