Priorities USA Poll: Republican Tax Plan Spells Electoral Disaster

The Republican tax proposals currently moving through Congress are more than just bad policy, they are politically toxic for Republicans and will further cement voters’ views that Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are looking out for the interests of the wealthy and big corporations, not the regular people they were elected to represent.

A new, nationwide survey conducted by Priorities USA finds that the lines of messaging for Democrats about the plan will be plentiful and highly effective. These messages are particularly potent reinforcing voters’ belief that Republicans aren’t looking out for regular people: the proposal’s cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, the elimination of medical expense deductions and the creation of new incentives for companies to send jobs overseas all make at least 73 percent of voters feel less favorably about the plan. CONT.

Priorities USA, Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group & Global Strategy Group