Poll: Voters in Vulnerable GOP Districts Don't Like Tax Bill

Tuesday, 05 December 2017, 08:04:57 AM. Public Policy Polling, which leans Democratic, conducted a series of polls in six districts for the liberal Not One Penny coalition, which opposes the GOP plan and finds the tax plan is not popular with most voters in districts where the GOP is vulnerable to Democratic challengers.

In potentially bad news for House Republicans, a new poll shows their tax plan is not popular with most voters in districts where the GOP is vulnerable to Democratic challengers.

Public Policy Polling, which leans Democratic, conducted a series of polls in six districts for the liberal Not One Penny coalition, which opposes the GOP plan.

Both the House and Senate have passed versions of a tax overhaul they say aids the middle class and makes filing simpler and less expensive. Democrats insist the plan provides tax breaks for the rich at the expense of the middle class.

President Donald Trump hopes to sign the GOP plan by year's end.

Here is what the polls found when voters were asked how they felt about the plan:

Colorado's 6th District (Mike Coffman):

  • Support: 41 percent (20 percent strongly).
  • Oppose: 57 percent (47 percent strongly).
  • 67 percent think wealthiest benefit most.
  • 29 percent think middle class benefits most.

Virginia's 10th District (Barbara Comstock):

  • Support: 40 percent (21 percent strongly).
  • Oppose: 58 percent (47 percent strongly).
  • 63 percent think wealthiest benefit most.
  • 30 percent think middle class benefits most.

Iowa's 1st District (Rod Blum):

  • Support: 44 percent (22 percent strongly).
  • Oppose: 50 percent (39 percent strongly).
  • 61 percent think wealthiest benefit most.
  • 33 percent think middle class benefits most.

New York's 24th District (John Katko):

  • Support: 40 percent (18 percent strongly).
  • Oppose: 55 percent (44 percent strongly).
  • 61 percent think wealthiest benefit most.
  • 31 percent think middle class benefits most.

Maine's Second District (Bruce Poliquin):

  • Support: 44 percent (24 percent strongly.
  • Oppose: 53 percent (39 percent strongly).
  • 59 percent think wealthiest benefit most.
  • 34 percent think middle class benefits most.

California's 25th District (Steve Knight):

  • Support: 41 percent (20 percent strongly).
  • Oppose: 52 percent (39 percent strongly).
  • 58 percent think wealthiest benefit most.
  • 32 percent think middle class benefits most.

The six polls had different margins of error, ranging from 3.8 percent and 4.4 percent.

Democrats hope to gain seats in the House and Senate in the 2018 midterm elections. While Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate, the House is a bigger challenge to Democrats where Republicans hold a 240-194 majority.

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