Americans lukewarm on COVID stimulus impact, say US going in wrong direction: poll | New York Post

More than three-quarters of Americans say the $1,400 checks doled out earlier this year as part of President Biden’s COVID-19 relief plan only helped them out a little bit or not at all, a new poll has found.

According to the NPR/Marist survey published Thursday, 45 percent of US adults said the money “helped a little,” while 32 percent said they were “not helped at all.” Just 21 percent of respondents said they were “helped a lot” by the stimulus.

While the Biden administration touted the payments as a way to boost the American economy while COVID vaccinations ramped up, just 17 percent of respondents said they felt Biden was most responsible for ensuring the stimulus plan was approved.