April 11, 2017
The survey undertaken by The Tarrance Group among 800 likely voters from April 2-5 found a strong majority (63 percent) of voters oppose the Border Adjustment Tax, including nearly half (46 percent) who strongly oppose it. There is majority opposition to it among voters in states with competitive U.S. Senate races (66 percent) and among voters in states that were competitive in the 2016 Presidential election (62 percent), as well as among key voting blocs, including women (70 percent) and seniors (63 percent).
Voters are more likely to oppose the Border Adjustment Tax when they learn about the potential economic impact it could have on them, particularly upon hearing costs for food, clothing, gasoline, medicine and prescription drugs would increase, including paying more in monthly car payments.
Additionally, voters are more likely to oppose the Border Adjustment Tax when learning of the increases in unemployment generally and losses in retail jobs specifically. And a strong majority of voters are more likely to oppose the Border Adjustment Tax when they learn it could result in profitable, multi-national companies paying less in taxes.
Finally, a majority (56 percent) of voters say they would be less likely to vote for their Member of Congress if they support the Border Adjustment Tax.
“This is a wake-up call for congress to follow the lead of our two great Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake and oppose the BAT,” said Michelle Ahlmer of the Arizona Retailers Association. “Americans want our broken tax code fixed, but they are deeply opposed to paying more for everyday necessities just so several large multinational corporations can operate tax free and boost their already deep profits. As the rest of our delegation returns home for spring recess, they can expect to hear wide opposition to the Border Adjustment Tax from Arizona businesses and consumers.”
Americans for Affordable Products represents the largest employment sector in the country and speaks for nearly one in four jobs in our nation totaling over 42 million.
To view a summation of the survey data, .
To obtain a full list of the AAP coalition, .
- Tarrance Group Key Survey Findings on Border Adjustment Tax
- Resources: Coalition Infographic, Myth vs. Fact, and More