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 ClintonDemocratic insiders stay on the sidelines in 2020 race Hillicon Valley: Twitter falling short on pledge to verify primary candidates | Barr vows to make surveillance reforms after watchdog report | DHS cyber chief focused on 2020 The Hill's Campaign Report: High stakes at last Democratic debate before Super Tuesday 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 ComstockLive coverage: House holds third day of public impeachment hearings Gun debate raises stakes in battle for Virginia legislature Progressives face steep odds in ousting incumbent Democrats 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 KatkoHillicon Valley: Officials worry about Nevada caucus technology after Iowa | Pelosi joins pressure campaign on Huawei | Workers at Kickstarter vote to unionize | Bezos launches B climate initiative Tech for Nevada caucuses under scrutiny after Iowa debacle Hillicon Valley: Judge approves T-Mobile, Sprint merger | FTC to review past Big Tech deals | State officials ask for more cybersecurity help | House nears draft bill on self-driving cars 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 5 most vulnerable senators in 2020 Maine Democrat announces he'll vote for only one article of impeachment against Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Mass shootings put spotlight on Trump, Congress 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.