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NRSC Chair Plan To Raise Taxes, Sunset Fed. Programs Toxic To Voters

WASHINGTON, DC — A new poll released today by COURIER and Data For Progress shows Americans of all political backgrounds overwhelmingly reject the agenda proposed by the Republican senator tasked with winning back the upper chamber — Rick Scott (R-FL).

Key Takeaways:

  • 94% of voters have heard “nothing” or “only a little” about Sen. Rick Scott’s plan to increase taxes on more than half of all Americans and end Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and the Affordable Care Act in five years, unless Congress votes to reauthorize them.

  • The GOP plan is universally unpopular with 71% of voters, including 62% of Republicans, stating opposition to the plan. Only 15% of respondents support it.

  • Among independent voters, the plan is electoral poison for Republicans with 47% of independent voters saying the plan would make them less likely to vote for Republican candidates in November, while only 12% said it would make them more likely to vote for him — 41% said it wouldn’t impact their choice.

To view the full results, click here. From April 30 to May 3, 2022, Data for Progress conducted a survey of 1,110 likely voters nationally using web panel respondents. The sample was weighted to be representative of likely voters by age, gender, education, race, and voting history. The survey was conducted in English. The margin of error is ±3 percentage points.


RC Di Mezzo