Poll: Support for Trump tax law increasing

Poll: Support for Trump tax law increasing
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Support for the new tax law is increasing, according to a new poll, though it still isn't favored by a majority.

The poll, conducted for The New York Times, found that 46 percent of respondents strongly or somewhat support the plan, up from 37 percent in December. 

There is a strong partisan divide over the new law, with 86 percent of Republicans approving of it but only 13 percent of Democrats doing so, the Times reported.

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An increasing number of people said they think they are going to get a tax cut under the new law, but more than half still think that they will not. Forty-one percent said they expect to see their taxes go down, compared to 33 percent last month. Fifty-five percent now say they don't anticipate receiving a cut, down from 63 percent in December.

The Urban–Brookings Tax Policy Center has estimated that about 80 percent of taxpayers will see a tax cut this year.

SurveyMonkey polled more than 10,000 adults online from Jan. 1 to Jan. 5. Its survey results have a modeled error estimate 1.5 percentage points.

Republican lawmakers, who have predicted for weeks that the new tax law would become more popular over time, touted the poll results. Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanNo time for the timid: The dual threats of progressives and Trump Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' MORE's (R-Wis.) press office sent out a release highlighting the survey results, while Senate Majority Whip John CornynJohn CornynMental health: The power of connecting requires the power of investing Senators call for Smithsonian Latino, women's museums to be built on National Mall Cornyn says he 'would be surprised' if GOP tries to unseat Sinema in 2024 MORE (R-Texas) also retweeted a post about the poll.

"People are starting to get it. And it’s no wonder," Ryan's office said. "The good news hasn’t stopped rolling in since tax reform became the law of the land."