Reporter says majority appears to favor progressive tax plans

Morning Consult reporter Eli Yokely on Friday told Hill.TV that most Americans appear to favor tax plans from progressive figures like Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Sanders doubles down on Bolivia 'coup,' few follow suit Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul MORE (I-Vt.). 

"Folks don't think the rich pay enough," Yokley told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on "What America's Thinking." 

"We've seen that in polling on a lot of the polling on taxes recently. A lot of these plans from Bernie Sanders, from AOC [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSanders doubles down on Bolivia 'coup,' few follow suit Hillicon Valley: Progressives oppose funding bill over surveillance authority | Senators call for 5G security coordinator | Facebook gets questions over location tracking | Louisiana hit by ransomware attack Overnight Energy: Mark Ruffalo pushes Congress on 'forever chemicals' | Lawmakers spar over actor's testimony | House Dems unveil renewable energy tax plan | Funding for conservation program passes Senate hurdle MORE (D-N.Y.)], [Sen.] Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann Warren2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Sanders doubles down on Bolivia 'coup,' few follow suit Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul MORE [D-Mass.], have been very popular," he continued.

"That's something I think President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem senator says Zelensky was 'feeling the pressure' to probe Bidens 2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' MORE is probably thinking about as the Republican plan that passed last year has lost the popularity of the public," she continued. 

A Hill-HarrisX survey released last month found that 59 percent of Americans said they supported the concept of raising the top tax rate in the U.S. to 70 percent. 

Ocasio-Cortez first floated that idea in a "60 Minutes" interview last month. 

While Americans appear to be warming to the idea of higher taxes on the wealthy, polling does not show positive signs for the Republican tax policy, which cut taxes for businesses and individuals. 

A Gallup survey conducted in October found that 39 percent of Americans said they approved of the plan, while 46 percent said they disapproved.

The tax plan also received negative headlines this week amid reports of lower tax refunds. 

— Julia Manchester