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Poll: Two-Thirds Say GOP Tax Plan Favors Rich
Double number of Americans disapprove of plan than approve it

President Donald Trump’s approval rating is down to 35 percent, a new poll found. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Nearly two-thirds of American voters believe the GOP tax plan favors the rich, a new poll found.

Sixty-four percent of American voters said the Republican tax plan would help the rich the most, while 24 percent said it would benefit the middle class, and 5 percent said it would benefit low-income people, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Tuesday.

Millennials Poll: Trump Not Winning Over Young Adults
President polls especially poorly among minorities

President Donald Trump has not polled well among millennials. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President Donald Trump is not off to a good start in his political career, according to millennials in a new poll.

The president has just a 22 percent approval rating among the young adults surveyed in a NBC News/GenForward study. Sixty-three percent disapprove of the job he is doing while 15 percent neither approve nor disapprove.

Pro-Trump Group’s Survey Shows Close Alabama Senate Race
America First Policies has not decided whether it will spend resources in the race

Roy Moore is the GOP nominee. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A survey conducted by an outside political group aligned with President Donald Trump shows a tight contest in the Alabama Senate race, according to polling numbers shared with Roll Call.

America First Policies, which is run by former Trump campaign aides, conducted two surveys following allegations of sexual misconduct against the GOP nominee, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

Poll: Democrats Think Conyers Should Resign, Less Sure About Franken
Most Republicans think both should step down amid sexual misconduct allegations

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Most Democrats think Rep. John Conyers Jr. should resign from the seat he has held for 52 years, a new national poll found.

Fifty-two percent of those who identified as Democrats in an Economist/YouGov poll released Wednesday said the Michigan Democrat should step down after allegations that he sexually harassed employees surfaced last week.

Investigators Accuse Brady of Concealing Bribe to Primary Challenger
FBI officials combed through Pennsylvania Democrat’s emails to assess his role in payoff scheme

Pennsylvania Rep. Robert A. Brady has been accused by the FBI of leading a scheme to conceal a bribe payment to a onetime Democratic challenger. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The FBI is combing through Pennsylvania Rep. Robert A. Brady’s emails to see if he led a conspiracy to pay off a challenger to drop out of the Democratic primary in his district in 2012.

The bureau has accused the longtime lawmaker of leading a scheme to conceal a $90,000 payment to Jimmie Moore, a former Philadelphia Municipal Court judge. Moore has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with authorities. The email search marks the first time Brady himself has been personally investigated.

Poll: Minority of Republicans Want Moore Out of Alabama Senate Race
Survey shows doubts about well-documented allegations

Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, is questioned by the media in the Capitol on Oct. 31. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Just 30 percent of Republicans responding to a new national poll think former judge Roy Moore should end his bid for the Senate in Alabama.

That is despite detailed allegations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior.

Super PAC Staffs Up for Morrisey in West Virginia GOP Primary
Morrisey led Jenkins in mid-October poll commissioned by 35th PAC

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is running for the GOP Senate nomination. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A super PAC supporting West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in the GOP Senate primary is staffing up for the 2018 contest. 

The hires, shared first with Roll Call, will be announced Wednesday. 

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Please Don’t Call It a Push Poll: Transgender Edition
Survey either measures public opinion or it doesn’t

Virginia state House candidate Danica Roem complained about a “push poll” run against her last month. (Courtesy Danica Roem for Delegate/Facebook)

Danica Roem and Bob Marshall are facing off in an unusually high-profile race for the Virginia House of Delegates — Roem, a transgender Democrat, is challenging Marshall, a conservative Republican. The race reached a new level in the final weeks when allegations of a so-called push poll came to light.

My longtime colleague Stuart Rothenberg jokes that there are some columns that need to be written over and over again. The debate over push polls is one of those topics.

Johnson Suggests Georgia House Election Was Stolen From Ossoff
Citing wiped computer server, Georgia Democrat questions results that brought Karen Handel to office

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., questioned the results of the Georgia special election won by Rep. Karen Handel, R-Ga., in June. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Hank Johnson indicated Monday he thinks Republicans may have stolen the special election for Georgia's 6th District from fellow Democrat Jon Ossoff.

Ossoff’s campaign spent more than $30 million, but lost to GOP Rep. Karen Handel by nearly 4 percentage points on June 20. It was the most expensive congressional race in history.