Poll: Fewer than a third of Americans support Trump’s tax plan

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President Trump’s plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code is supported by fewer than a third of American adults, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Just 28 percent of those surveyed in the Reuters/Ipsos poll said they would support the “tax reform plan recently proposed by congressional Republicans,” compared to 41 percent who said they opposed it. Another 31 percent had no opinion yet of the GOP plan.


That number is deeply split among party lines. The plan is supported by 56 percent of Republicans but only 9 percent of Democrats.

In particular, many Americans are concerned about tax relief for the poor. Sixty-eight percent of Democrats and 47 percent of Republicans said that tax cuts for lower-income Americans should be prioritized over deficit reduction. 

Seventy-five percent of Republicans said that tax cuts for the wealthy were less important than deficit reduction, suggesting generally that tax cuts for the wealthy remain deeply unpopular.

Most Americans who knew about the GOP tax framework believe the plan will favor the wealthy. Just 14 percent said the plan would cut their taxes, while 30 percent said their taxes would increase. Another 35 percent believe their taxes won’t change, while 20 percent were unsure.

The Reuters/Ipsos survey of 1,862 people across the country was conducted Oct. 20-23 online and has a credibility interval of 3 percentage points. 


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