Poll: Just one-quarter of Americans approve of GOP tax plan

Greg Nash

A majority of Americans in a new survey disapprove of the GOP’s tax plan.

A Quinnipiac University poll found that 52 percent of respondents disapprove of the tax plan, compared to just 25 percent who approve of it.

Republicans are largely in favor of the plan, with 60 percent approving of it and just 15 percent disapproving. Another 26 percent of Republicans were undecided.

A majority of Americans surveyed also said they think the wealthy would mainly benefit from the tax plan.

{mosads}According to the poll, 61 percent think the wealthy would mainly benefit, compared with just 24 percent who said the middle class would mainly benefit. Only 6 percent said the plan would mainly benefit low-income people.

Just 16 percent of respondents said that they expect the plan to reduce their taxes. About one-third of respondents, 35 percent, expect it to increase their taxes.

The poll was conducted Nov. 7-13 among 1,577 voters. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

President Trump and congressional Republicans have been pushing tax reform in recent weeks.

Trump is expected to rally House Republicans on Thursday in support of the legislation. The House is expected to vote on the tax overhaul shortly after his Capitol Hill visit.

Senate Republicans are adding repeal of ObamaCare’s individual insurance mandate to their tax-reform bill, but it’s unclear whether such a proposal could succeed in the House.


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