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Republicans are most vulnerable to attacks by Democrats on health care, tax and gun policy, according to a new poll of voters in 12 battleground states conducted by the organization Democracy Corps.

Democracy Corps, founded by Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville, surveyed voters in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

On a press call Thursday, Greenberg said Democrats had a daunting lead in terms of enthusiasm, but should focus on driving votes with messaging that moves key groups, particularly millennials and unmarried women, who have historically been less reliable voters.

“There’s clearly work to be done to improve the Democrats’ position,” said Greenberg. 

The data showed that respondents were moved by the message that short-term deals and tax cuts benefiting the richest Americans are endangering the future, especially the future of programs like Social Security and Medicaid.

Republicans were also shown to be vulnerable to attacks that say they’ve failed to deliver on promises of better, cheaper health care — and instead are playing politics with health care costs.

And the first time, failure to act on gun control measures like expanding background checks and banning assault weapons is registering as an effective attack on Republicans, especially among millennials, the survey showed.

“Those issues now matter,” said Greenberg.

Voters in the battleground states surveyed also largely embraced the student gun control advocates of Parkland, Fla. This was true among respondents in every demographic category except white working class men.


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