Democrats' midterm advantage narrows in new poll - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

17 April, 2018, 14:25 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
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The poll notes that in the five districts now represented by Republicans, 46 percent of voters back the Republican candidate while 44 percent back the Democratic one. Almost 47 percent of people who want regulations on guns support Democrats, whereas 46 percent of those who prioritize gun rights over regulations prefer Republicans. Liberal voters are the only group that largely supports the law.

Mr. Trump touted the benefits of the tax overhaul at an event Monday in Hialeah, Fla.

Mr. Trump predicted that if Democrats win control of Congress in the midterms they would raise taxes and "terminate" the rewrite of the tax code that he signed into law.

Mr. McInturff said he was doubtful that opinion would change much by Election Day, because Mr. Trump-who was expected to be the chief salesman for the law-is so controversy-prone that the "daily, weekly disruptions of the administration" tend to overshadow policy messages.

"Most New Jerseyans feel like they've ended up with the short end of the stick from these tax reforms", Murray said.

4 of those five GOP-held chairs are CNN critical Races, together with just one listed within the leaning Democratic category, two because toss-ups and you as very likely Republican. Those issues have traditionally played to the GOP's strength. "Not only are New Jersey Democrats doing better on the generic House ballot statewide, but the shift is coming nearly entirely from districts now held by the GOP", Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a statement.

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In GOP-held House districts, 42 percent of residents approve of the tax plan and 46 percent disapprove, according to the poll. Our leaders, Democratic and Republican, need to work together once again for the good of the people they are elected to serve. In December, when the question was last asked, Democrats had been viewed as better able to handle taxes.

The poll also found that the Republicans' tastes were in line with previous election results in the seven districts together with Democrats at the House.

An NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll conducted from April 8-11 - the same time frame as the Post-ABC poll - found a 7-point advantage in the generic congressional ballot for Democrats, down from a 10-point edge in March.

The poll found Democrats leading by double-digit margins on their ability to handle sexual harassment, health care and gun violence.

Only one New Jersey lawmaker, Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-3rd Dist., supported the Republican tax bill.

The poll surveyed 703 new-jersey adults by telephone April 610, 6 32 of whom are registered Republicans. Results have a margin of sampling error 3.5 points, including the design effect.

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