Poll: 74 percent of voters want Senate to take on COVID-19 relief before SCOTUS nominee


An overwhelming majority of voters believe the Senate should prioritize coronavirus relief over confirming Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Seventy-four percent of registered voters in the Sept. 30-Oct. 1 survey said the Senate should first pass a new COVID-19 relief bill.

By contrast, 26 percent of respondents said the Senate should confirm Barrett first.

The survey found broad support for prioritizing coronavirus relief over confirming Barrett, including among voters from both sides of the aisle.

Eighty-eight percent of Democrats, 77 percent of independents and 55 percent of Republicans were in favor of the Senate passing another stimulus package first.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 928 registered voters from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.22 percentage points. 

Gabriela Schulte

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