Husser cited in article about impact of 2017 tax cuts on states won by Trump

The article from McClatchy's Washington Bureau found that most of the states that President Donald Trump won in 2016 fared better than the national average. 

An article from the Washington, D.C. bureau of the McClatchy media chain that focused on the impact of the Republican tax cuts passed by Congress in 2017 featured insights from Jason Husser, associate professor of political science and director of the Elon University Poll. 

The article by reporter David Lightman reported that in 22 of the 30 states won by President Donald Trump in 2016, a higher percentage of households are expected to have lower income taxes than the national average. The tax law went into effect in 2017, and its impact is now being seen in individual tax returns filed earlier this year. 

Husser noted that the tax cuts could be beneficial for Republicans during the 2020 elections. 

“Assuming (steady economic) growth and unemployment remain on their current paths, I expect GOP politicians will have a persuasive argument to those individuals with a reduced tax bill that their economic policy has been strong,” said Jason Husser, director of the Elon University Poll in North Carolina.

The big variable, he said, is “how people go about thinking in regards to year-over-year household tax change.”

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