Poll: Majority expects Trump to benefit from GOP tax plan

Poll: Majority expects Trump to benefit from GOP tax plan
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A majority of voters in a new survey says President Trump would benefit from the GOP's tax plan.

A Politico-Morning Consult poll finds 47 percent of voters who know something about the tax plan support it, compared to 40 percent who are against it.

But a majority, 56 percent, thinks Trump would benefit from the plan, compared with just 16 percent who don't expect him to benefit. Another 27 percent of voters aren't sure.


About three-quarters of Democrats, 73 percent, say they think Trump would benefit from the tax plan. Among Republicans, 41 percent think Trump would benefit, compared to 24 percent who think the opposite.

A majority of voters, 57 percent, also thinks the Trump Organization would benefit from the GOP tax plan, while just 14 percent think it wouldn't.

Just 29 percent of voters expect the GOP tax plan to help them and their families, while nearly half, 46 percent, think they wouldn't benefit from it.

The poll was conducted from Nov. 9 to 11 among 1,993 registered voters. The margin of error is 2 percentage points.

Trump and congressional Republicans have been pushing tax reform, a key agenda item for the president.

Some Republicans have come out against the House GOP tax plan over concerns that middle-class constituents could suffer from the elimination of the state and local tax deduction.

The House bill doesn't fully eliminate the state and local deduction, instead eliminating it for income and sales taxes but allowing a property tax deduction of up to $10,000. The Senate bill does eliminate the full deduction.

On Tuesday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) released modifications to the Senate tax bill, including the effective elimination of ObamaCare's individual mandate and the expiration of tax changes for individuals after 2025.