Poll: More say GOP tax law is bad idea than good idea

Poll: More say GOP tax law is bad idea than good idea
© Greg Nash

More people say the GOP tax law is a bad idea than those who say it is a good idea, according to a new poll.

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds just 27 percent of adults think the GOP tax law is a good idea. A plurality, 36 percent, think the law is a bad idea. 

The remainder, 34 percent, said they did not have an opinion on the law.

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That is down slightly from the 30 percent of respondents in January who said they thought the law was a good idea.

The recent poll finds that just 6 percent of Democrats think the tax law is a good idea, but a majority of Republicans, 56 percent, think it is a good idea.

The recent poll also finds that a majority, 53 percent, think the tax law will have a negative impact on the economy. Just 39 percent think it will have a positive impact, such as creating a stronger economy and more jobs.

The poll was conducted from April 8-11 among 900 adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.27 percentage points.

A report earlier this month from the Congressional Budget Office said the GOP's signature tax law is projected to increase the national debt by $1.9 trillion between 2018 and 2028.

According to the report, the tax law would cost the government $2.3 trillion in revenues, but economic growth would offset that figure by about $461 billion.

During the tax debate, some Republicans argued the tax cuts in the bill would pay for themselves.