If Democrats want to win over voters in 2018, they should start pushing a strong economic message and focus on tax reform — at least according to a new survey for Priorities USA, an advocacy organization for the grassroots progressive movement.
Economic concerns were one of the main issues for people surveyed, which included three types of voters:
- Voters who supported Mitt Romney in 2012 but did not support Donald Trump in 2016
- Trump voters who either supported him with mixed feelings or previously voted for Barack Obama
- Intermittent Democratic voters who either did not participate in the 2016 election or haven't voted consistently
Why it matters: This survey provides one suggestion for how Democrats can build an economic message to counter Republicans. A "progressive platform on economic change" could be more persuasive than "the Republican agenda of cutting taxes and regulations," according to the survey.