No, California And The Midterms Did Not Show Public Support For A National Gas Tax Hike

If President Trump and members of Congress are looking for an indicator about public opinion on gas tax hikes, the 2018 midterms provided more evidence that gas tax increases are not popular with voters. In addition to the gas tax measures that went down in Missouri and Utah, a Washington State measure that would’ve raised gas prices by imposing the nation’s first carbon tax was defeated with more than 56% of Evergreen State voters rejecting it.