2 in 3 say coronavirus relief should be Biden’s top priority in first 100 days: poll
Two-thirds of voters believe President-elect Joe Biden should prioritize a coronavirus relief package in his first 100 days of taking office, according to a Morning Consult-Politico tracking poll released on Tuesday.
Sixty-seven percent of respondents said such a package should be “a top priority” in Biden’s first 100 days, followed by 16 percent who called it an important but secondary priority. Five percent said it was “not too important a priority,” while another 5 percent said it should not be done at all. Seven percent had no opinion.
A similar margin thought Biden should prioritize actions to control the spread of the coronavirus in general. Sixty-eight percent said this should be a top priority, followed by 15 percent who said it was an important but lower priority, 5 percent who said it was not too important a priority and 5 percent who said it should not be done at all.
Sixty-seven percent also believed Biden should prioritize implementing a coronavirus vaccine distribution plan in his first 100 days. Fourteen percent called this an important but lower priority, while only 4 percent said it was not an important priority. Six percent said it should not be done.
The same poll found a plurality, 42 percent, believe a new health care reform bill should be a top priority in Biden’s first 100 days. Twenty-eight percent said it should be an important but lower priority, followed by 8 percent who said it was not an important priority and 12 percent who said it should not be done.
Pollsters conducted the tracking poll Nov. 21-23. They surveyed 773 voters on the health care reform question, 824 people on the question of coronavirus action, 808 people on the coronavirus aid package question and 809 people on the vaccine question. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.