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Poll: Voters in vulnerable GOP districts oppose tax bill

Greg Nash

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 Clinton 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 Coffman, 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 Comstock’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. 

{mosads}In New York’s 24th District, where Rep. John Katko (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 Poliquin’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.

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