Would you rather have $600 or $2,000? If that question seems like a no-brainer, you won’t be surprised by the results of a new Hill-HarrisX poll that found that 75% of registered voters surveyed said that $600 in coronavirus relief payments is “too little.” Another 15% said it was the right amount and 8% called it too much. Views of the $600 payments were pretty consistent across parties, with 77% of Democrats and independents calling the amount too small and 71% of Republicans agreeing.
By contrast, the survey found that 57% of voters said $2,000 is "about the right amount" for relief payments while 27% said it was still too little.
"Voters across party affiliation and income levels are of a consistent view that $600 in COVID relief is too little and a strong majority agree with President Trump and the Democrats that $2,000 is an appropriate amount and more support is needed," Dritan Nesho, CEO and chief pollster at HarrisX, told Hill.TV.
The survey of 3,787 registered voters was conducted online from December 30, 2020 to January 3, 2021. It has a margin of error of 1.59 percentage points.