A new poll reveals that the majority of Americans are in favor of congressional aid for states, cities, and towns whose budgets have been decimated by the coronavirus.
84% of the 1,008 surveyed voters expressed support for at least $1 trillion in federal aid, with a focus on stimulus investment in hospitals, testing and tracing, schools, local public services and police. Surveyed parties prioritised these initiatives over attempts to temper federal spending.
“There is nothing partisan about wanting your children’s school to be well-staffed, or the garbage to be picked up at your home or business,” said Lee Saunders, the president of AFSCME, which, along with the American Federation of Teachers, sponsored the poll. “We can beat this pandemic and open the economy if we keep public services strong and public service workers on the job.”
Read more about the poll and how congressional aid for states, cities, and towns will help the economy recover here.