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 SandersJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? 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-CortezGreta Thunberg scolds Congress on climate action: 'I know you are trying but just not hard enough' Ocasio-Cortez endorses challenger to Democrat Lipinski in Illinois race The Hill's Morning Report - What is Trump's next move on Iran? MORE (D-N.Y.)], [Sen.] Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? Katie Pavlich: The Democrats' desperate do-overs MORE [D-Mass.], have been very popular," he continued.

"That's something I think President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border 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