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Republicans Struggle to Make Tax Cuts a Winning Election Issue

  • Some surveys show majority of voters don’t approve of law
  • Democrats have framed tax overhaul as giveway to the wealthy
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Bloomberg’s Sahil Kapur reports on voter priorities in the midterm election.(Source: Bloomberg)

Moments after the Republican tax overhaul passed in the Senate in mid-December, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that if he and his party members couldn’t sell the cuts to the American people, they should find “another line of work.”

Four months later, some GOP lawmakers who hoped the law would save them from defeat may have to start dusting off their resumes.