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American voters aren't happy about the GOP's tax plan

07 December 2017, 05:01 | Israel Caldwell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Evan Vucci AP Images

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan.   Evan Vucci  AP Images

In a different question, 61 percent of voters said the plan favored the rich at the expense of the middle class.

The Senate, in turn, approved its own almost $1.5 trillion tax overhaul bill Saturday - legislation which Republicans contended would benefit Americans of all incomes and jumpstart the economy.

The GOP tax overhaul benefits the wealthy the most, according to 64 percent of United States voters, while 24 percent say the tax plan benefits the middle class and 5 percent say it benefits low-income people, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

Another poll from Quinnipiac University also found that 29 percent approved of the TCJA, while 53 percent disapproved. Fifty-six percent, meanwhile, disapproved.

A Gallup poll found that 29% of people surveyed approved of the GOP tax bill, named the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, while 56% disapproved.

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Although voters, on the whole, expressed negative takes on the GOP-backed proposal, which would make sweeping changes to the tax code, Republicans were much more supportive of the effort with almost seven in 10 saying they approve of the plan. “Further, intensity seems to be on the side of the opposition, with Democrats paying closer attention to news about the tax proposals and appearing more unified in their opposition to the plan than Republicans are in support of it.”.

Republicans plan to implement the tax plan incrementally, giving small breaks to the middle-class ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections and delaying the full impact of the bill until after the 2020 elections.

If there is a bright spot in these data for Republicans, Gallup says, it is that public uncertainty about the plan is highest among Republicans (14 percent) and independents (19 percent) - two groups that might break relatively positively toward the law as they learn more about it, thus nudging overall approval a bit higher.

The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. A conference committee tasked with coming up with a compromise bill is expected to kick off later this week, with a goal of getting that bill to President Donald Trump's desk by Christmas. The House passed its version November 15.



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