The results of a new survey ahead of the 2018 midterm elections suggests that GOP candidates may not get the help they anticipated from certain Trump administration policies.
According to the data out from Public Policy Polling, American taxpayers are less thrilled about the results of the Trump administration’s tax cuts than the GOP had anticipated.
Another thing causing Republicans trouble is that the tax bill isn’t doing them any favors. Only 31 percent of voters say they support it to 40 percent who are opposed. Continuing with that 31 percent figure, only 31 percent of voters think the tax plan is actually going to help their family’s finances with 33 percent saying they think it will actually hurt, and 29 percent saying they think it will not have any impact. 57 percent think the tax plan will mostly help the rich to 29 percent who think the middle class will be the biggest beneficiaries.
There’s also the matter of damage done to the GOP leadership via disagreements with the Trump White House.
Again from PPP:
One piece of the Democratic advantage is that Republican congressional leaders are extremely unpopular. Only 23 percent approve of the job Paul Ryan is doing to 58 percent who disapprove. He is only narrowly popular with Trump voters (44/39) and almost universally disliked by Clinton voters (6/76). Mitch McConnell is even worse off, with only 12 percent of voters approving of him to 62 percent who disapprove. He has similar numbers to Ryan with Clinton voters (7/69) but in contrast to Ryan is strongly disliked even by Trump voters (21/54).