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ALGOP poll: Majority of Alabamians want to cut grocery tax

There has been growing support among Republican lawmakers for the tax cut. 

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Tuesday, the Alabama Republican Party released the first public polling measuring the support of cutting the grocery tax in the State of Alabama, and gives a snapshot of where the citizens of Alabama currently stand on this issue.

The survey comes after recent calls from ALGOP Chairman John Wahl and Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth to give taxpayers a break on their groceries. There has been growing support among Republican lawmakers for the tax cut. 

The poll asked 1,610 registered voters across the State of Alabama their opinion on several issues. Of those with an opinion on the grocery tax, a whopping 83 percent wanted to see the tax eliminated, while only 49 percent supported a tax rebate also under consideration. When offered the choice of either cutting the grocery tax or receiving a rebate check, voters preferred the tax cut by a margin of nearly 4:1.

Cutting the grocery tax is extremely popular across party lines, with 70 percent of Republicans, 70 percent of Democrats, and 69 percent of Independents surveyed in support, and the rest either opposed or undecided.  When asked to choose between the tax cut or a rebate check, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents once again chose eliminating the grocery tax by overwhelming margins.

“The people of Alabama are struggling to make ends meet with the cost of living right now. The Biden Administration’s economic policies have been an absolute disaster for our elderly on fixed retirements, our low income communities, and our middle class families. They need a break, and I believe cutting the grocery tax would go a long way towards giving them some relief. I’m excited to see Republican officials working towards the goal of supporting our citizens.

One of the core beliefs of the Republican Party is that government exists for the benefit of the people, not the other way around. We want to help those families and individuals struggling with food prices right now. It’s time to end the grocery tax,” said Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl.

The poll was conducted by the Alabama Republican Party, and surveyed 1,610 respondents from a random stratified selection of registered voters across the State of Alabama. The sample consisted of 31 percent Democrats, 58 percent Republicans and 11 percent Independents, and has a Margin of Error of +/- 3.2 percent.

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