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Politics live updates – White House: Biden COVID relief is bipartisan

Although still lacking support from Republican members of Congress, the White House argued Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill already is “bipartisan” because polls show the public overwhelmingly supports it. 

“Our view is that this bill itself is bipartisan,” Biden press secretary Jen Psaki said at a press briefing. “Seventy-four percent of the public support it – Republican and Democrats, independents across the country.”

She was referring to a Yahoo News/YouGov poll that found Biden’s push for $2,000 relief checks – $600 provided by congressional action in December and $1,400 more proposed in the president’s bill – is supported by 74% of Americans and opposed by just 13%.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found 68% of Americans support passage of the legislation, including 37% of Republican voters, 68% of independents and 97% of Democrats. Forty-three percent of Republican voters said they opposed its passage.

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