Poll: Voters in vulnerable GOP districts oppose tax bill

Poll: Voters in vulnerable GOP districts oppose tax bill
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Voters in six House districts currently held by vulnerable Republicans oppose the GOP tax plan.

According to new data from Democratic-leaning polling firm Public Policy Polling, which was tweeted out by former Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump takes aim at media after 'hereby' ordering US businesses out of China Trump knocks news of CNN hiring ex-FBI official McCabe Taylor Swift says Trump is 'gaslighting the American public' MORE aide Jesse Ferguson, the majority of voters in the surveyed districts oppose the GOP tax bill and think the bill primarily benefits the wealthy.

In Colorado’s 6th District, represented by GOP Rep. Mike CoffmanMichael (Mike) Howard CoffmanBottom Line Koch political arm endorses Colorado Sen. Gardner 20 years after Columbine, Dems bullish on gun reform MORE, 57 percent of respondents said they opposed the bill, while only 41 percent supported it, and 67 percent think the wealthiest people will benefit the most.

Voters in Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockProgressives face steep odds in ousting incumbent Democrats K Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers GOP lawmaker introduces bill to stop revolving door MORE’s (R) Virginia district said they are against the plan, with 58 percent saying they oppose and 40 percent saying they support it.

Fifty percent of respondents in Rep. Rod Blum’s (R) Iowa district said they oppose the plan, and 44 percent said they support it. 

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In New York’s 24th District, where Rep. John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoRepublicans should get behind the 28th Amendment Student loan borrowers are defaulting yearly — how can we fix it? Overnight Defense: Woman accusing general of sexual assault willing to testify | Joint Chiefs pick warns against early Afghan withdrawal | Tensions rise after Iran tries to block British tanker MORE (R) holds the seat, 55 percent of respondents said they oppose the bill, compared to 40 percent supporting. More than 60 percent said they thought that the wealthiest would benefit most.

In Rep. Bruce PoliquinBruce Lee PoliquinThe Hill's Morning Report - Mass shootings put spotlight on Trump, Congress Ex-GOP lawmaker from Maine says he won't run for his old seat in 2020 Making the case for ranked-choice voting MORE’s Maine district, 53 percent oppose and 44 support the tax plan.

And in Rep. Steve Knight’s California district, 52 percent oppose the plan and 41 percent said they support it. 

The House and Senate have both passed their versions of the tax plan, and congressional leaders are aiming to have tax reform passed by Christmas.

Critics have slammed the GOP plan over concerns that it would benefit the wealthy and corporations at the expense of middle-class and poor Americans, as well as increase the deficit.