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Poll: Most voters say Senate has not moved quickly enough on relief bill

A majority of voters say the Senate has not done enough to quickly advance new coronavirus relief, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll.

Roughly six in 10 registered voters, 58 percent, say the Senate has not done enough to get the legislation ready for President BidenJoe BidenTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Biden, first lady send 'warmest greetings' to Muslims for Ramadan The business case for child care reform MORE in an appropriate amount of time, while 41 percent said the chamber has done enough.

"Even though Congress is moving fast for Congress to get this bill along, it's not really moving fast for the American public," Chris Jackson, senior vice president at Ipsos, told Hill.TV.

"I think that really speaks to how America, even if we're starting to recover from the pandemic, is still hurting in a lot of ways," Jackson added.

 

Senate Democrats struck a deal on Wednesday to lower the income cut-off for receiving partial stimulus checks as part of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package making its way through Congress.

Estimates by think tanks across the ideological spectrum said the changes will result in millions of households not receiving any stimulus funds.

Senate Republicans have signaled they plan to force a reading of the bill on the floor, which could further delay its passage.

Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerTop academics slam Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act NY Times beclowns itself by normalizing court-packing 'to balance the conservative majority' The first Southern state legalizes marijuana — what it means nationally MORE (D-N.Y.) has said the chamber is on track to send the measure to Biden's desk for a signature by March 14.

The most recent Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 1,909 registered voters Feb. 24-26. It has a margin of error of 2.24 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte