Gallup, Quinnipiac: More Disapprove Than Approve of Tax Act
Dec 06 2017 by Francis Osborne
Seventy percent of Republicans like it, but only 25 percent of independents and 7 percent of Democrats agree.A Quinnipiac University poll found similar results: Twenty-nine percent of those surveyed said they approve the bill, while 53 percent disapprove.
Meanwhile, the Quinnipiac poll found that voters believe the GOP's plan "favors the rich at the expense of the middle class", which is exactly the opposite of what Republicans wanted or needed from this bill.
Of those polled, 64% believe that if passed, the tax plan would ultimately benefit the wealthy, while only 24% think the middle class would benefit and only 5% feel that the plan would favor low-income persons. "I think people see that and they're seeing that more and more, and the more they learn about it, the more popular it becomes".
"The plan will increase their taxes, 41 percent of voters say, while 20 percent say the plan will reduce their taxes and 32 percent say the plan will not have much impact on their taxes".
Respondents, however, were more split over how they would personally be impacted by the high-profile legislation.
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Trump and the GOP are failing to convince anyone that their tax bill is a plan that is targeted toward the middle-class. 4, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. "That's the harsh assessment of President Donald Trump, whose tax plan is considered built for the rich at the expense of the rest", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
And while that may have been true in one sense - Senate Republicans successfully passed what they wanted to pass - public revulsion toward their legislation makes it hard to see the developments as some kind of triumph. The House passed its version November 15.
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The House and Senate are going to conference to unify their bills and hope to have a plan approved by Christmas.