Americans reject Republican tax plan by wide margin


The Quinnipiac survey also found 64 percent of respondents said the bill would mostly benefit the wealthy, while 24 percent said the middle class would get the most benefit.

As the Senate version of the Republican tax reform bill made its way through the legislative process this past weekend, Gallup documented a highly partisan imbalance in Americans' reactions.

A new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday found that 53% of US voters polled disapprove of the congressional Republican tax overhaul plan.

Of independents, 25 percent approved and 56 percent disapproved.

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Of the 1,500 American voters polled by Quinnipiac in the last week, 41 percent say it will increase their taxes, while 20 percent say the plan will reduce their taxes and 32 percent say the plan will not have much impact on their taxes.

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Still, 16 percent of Republicans disapprove, resulting in fewer Republicans approving of the plan (70 percent) than Democrats disapproving (87 percent), according to Gallups polling.

Here is a link to more details on the breakdown of the survey, including various subgroups.

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Only 5 percent of respondents said they expect low income Americans to benefit the most from Republicans' efforts to overhaul the USA tax code.

The poll was conducted from November 29 to December 4 among 1,747 adults. Voters said by a margin of 56-40 percent that Trump is not fit to be president, tying his all-time low score on that question.

This week, the House and Senate prepared to reconcile two different tax plans the chambers passed in previous weeks. A conference committee tasked with coming up with a compromise bill is expected to kick off later this week, with a goal of getting that bill to President Donald Trump's desk by Christmas.

After a year in which the party has passed no major legislation despite holding majorities in both houses of congress, GOP lawmakers crave a victory before year's end, an accomplishment to gloat about during their upcoming break.

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