The majority of Alabamians would like to see the state grocery tax eliminated, according to a survey by the Alabama Republican Party.
The survey polled 1,610 registered voters in the Yellowhammer State on a multitude of topics. In it, 83% of voters who had an opinion on the grocery tax favored eliminating the grocery tax while 49% were also in favor of a tax rebate. Those surveyed favored cutting the tax over receiving a rebate check by a nearly 4 to 1 margin.
The concept of cutting the grocery tax has been gaining momentum throughout the state recently, picking up support from ALGOP Chairman John Wahl and Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth.
Wahl said the Biden Administration’s economic policies are harming Alabamians and cutting the state’s grocery tax could lessen their financial burden.
“The people of Alabama are struggling to make ends meet with the cost of living right now,” he said. “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.”
“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.”
Removing the grocery tax is popular among Republicans and Democrats throughout the state with 70% from each party favoring the proposal.
Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.