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Most Democrats Favor $2,000 Monthly Government Checks To Boost Coronavirus Economy

Voters agree government money isn’t enough to counter the coronavirus economic crash, but most Democrats think $2,000 monthly payments to Americans who earn less than $120,000 a year are necessary even as the lockdown begins to break down.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 22% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that the United States can buy its way out of the economic damage done by the coronavirus crisis with government money. Fifty-six percent (56%) disagree. This compares to 25% and 45% in early April when we first asked this question. Twenty-one percent (21%) remain not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted May 10-11, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted May 10-11, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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