Strong Support for Additional COVID-19 Relief from Congress in Southern States
A recent Tulchin Research poll of registered voters in Florida, Georgia and Louisiana shows strong and consistent support for Congress to provide additional COVID-19 relief and financial aid for individuals, families, small businesses and essential public services. The survey was conducted on behalf of the Southern Poverty Law Center Action Fund and finds support for additional relief is robust across all three states and attracts support across partisan and racial lines. Furthermore, the poll reveals solid majorities of voters in these states favor a variety of specific relief proposals that focus on protecting workers, supporting important public services, combatting the spread of COVID-19 and protecting and expanding Americans’ right to vote safely during the pandemic.
From the outset, over eight-in-ten voters (81%) across Florida, Georgia and Louisiana say that they support Congress passing additional coronavirus relief for individuals, families, small businesses and essential public services, which is included in the HEROES Act the House of Representatives recently passed in May. This overwhelming support includes a near majority of voters (48%) who say they strongly support Congress passing additional relief. Conversely, few voters (15%) say they oppose Congress passing additional relief while just 4% are undecided. Looking at each state individually, overwhelming majorities in all three states say they support Congress passing additional relief, including 81% in Florida, 84% in Georgia, and 77% in Louisiana.