Poll: Support for Trump tax law increasing

Poll: Support for Trump tax law increasing
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Support for the new tax law is increasing, according to a new poll, though it still isn't favored by a majority.

The poll, conducted for The New York Times, found that 46 percent of respondents strongly or somewhat support the plan, up from 37 percent in December. 

There is a strong partisan divide over the new law, with 86 percent of Republicans approving of it but only 13 percent of Democrats doing so, the Times reported.

An increasing number of people said they think they are going to get a tax cut under the new law, but more than half still think that they will not. Forty-one percent said they expect to see their taxes go down, compared to 33 percent last month. Fifty-five percent now say they don't anticipate receiving a cut, down from 63 percent in December.

The Urban–Brookings Tax Policy Center has estimated that about 80 percent of taxpayers will see a tax cut this year.

SurveyMonkey polled more than 10,000 adults online from Jan. 1 to Jan. 5. Its survey results have a modeled error estimate 1.5 percentage points.

Republican lawmakers, who have predicted for weeks that the new tax law would become more popular over time, touted the poll results. Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanWatchdog group sues for donor list from Ryan-aligned nonprofit Terminating Budget Committees not as absurd as it sounds The writing is on the wall for bump stocks and Congress should finalize it MORE's (R-Wis.) press office sent out a release highlighting the survey results, while Senate Majority Whip John CornynJohn CornynRand's reversal advances Pompeo Joe Scarborough predicts Trump won't run in 2020 Republicans divided over legislation protecting Mueller MORE (R-Texas) also retweeted a post about the poll.

"People are starting to get it. And it’s no wonder," Ryan's office said. "The good news hasn’t stopped rolling in since tax reform became the law of the land."