Bernie Sanders, Champion of Stimulus Checks, Favorability Rating Higher than Biden and Harris: Poll

SourceNewsweek
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), one of the most outspoken stimulus proponents in Congress, has a higher net favorability rating than both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, according to a new poll.A poll released Tuesday by The Economist/YouGov found that while 39 percent of respondents said they had either a "somewhat" or "very" unfavorable view of Sanders, 49 percent said they had a very or somewhat favorable view, giving him a net favorability rating of 10 points.Biden had a net favorability rating of 8 points due to 50 percent of respondents having a favorable view and another 42 percent having an unfavorable view of the president. Net favorability for Harris was 5 points, with 48 percent viewing her favorably and 43 percent viewing her unfavorably.Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) makes his way to the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on February 13, 2021.

Samuel Corum/Getty The survey measured favorability for more than a dozen key political figures. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), another outspoken stimulus proponent, had a slightly positive net favorability of 1 point.Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who blocked a vote for $2,000 stimulus checks during his last month ...read more...