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KOAA Poll: Who should the state's stimulus payment have gone to?

Posted at 9:21 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 10:00:33-04

Negotiations for a new federal stimulus package remain underway, but Colorado officials are taking some action now, with Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday announcing a one-time $375 payment to about 435,000 Coloradans impacted financially by the pandemic.

The CDLE estimates those who receive the stimulus payment will include around 435,000 Coloradans making less than $52,000 per year and reach about 65% of all the people who filed for unemployment benefits since March 15.

Who should the state's stimulus payment have gone to? Voting has closed for this poll — here are the results:

  • 54% - 540 votes - said everyone should have received the payment
  • 29% - 295 votes - said unemployed Coloradans should be receiving the payment
  • 17% - 171 votes - said no one should receive a payment

Watch for another poll this Friday afternoon that we will follow and review starting at News5 at 4 p.m.

Polis in a news release said the payments will be distributed in early December to "qualifying individuals ... whose lives and jobs have been hurt due to the COVID-19 pandemic."

State will send $375 stimulus check to 435,000 Coloradans impacted by pandemic

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