A new ad from Donald Trump‘s 2020 presidential campaign aims to sell voters on the benefits of last year’s tax cuts. That’s a message he hopes will resonate with voters in 2018 as well, as the GOP looks to do what it can to hold off what Democrats hope will be a blue wave in November.
The ad highlights benefits felt by the “Shortway Brewing Company,” based in North Carolina. The owners, Matt and Lindsay Shortway, say the tax cuts have been a boon for their business. “The President’s policies are helping our small business grow, ” said Matt. “With President Trump’s agenda and the way that the country is moving right now, I am very optimistic about the future of this country.”
The couple says the cuts enabled them to give raises to their employees, and even hire an additional employee.
The tax cuts were unpopular early, sitting with an approval rating in the mid-20s when passed in December. Those ratings rose quickly, but have actually fallen by three points since taking effect, according to both Monmouth and Quinnipiac. Even Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has criticized the cuts passed by his party, saying they could do more for American workers.
The Trump campaign and the GOP hope ads like this which showcase the effects on small business can help turn that sentiment around.
It may pay off, as Trump’s approval ratings have steadily been rising. That could give hope to Republicans in November. A poll released Tuesday by Florida Atlantic University showed GOP Gov. Rick Scott with a four-point lead in his U.S. Senate race against Bill Nelson.