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29% of Americans approve of the GOP tax plan

08 December 2017
29% of Americans approve of the GOP tax plan

National contempt for the GOP tax plan could be, in part, a manifestation of the yearslong trend the Quinnipiac poll has identified that the public has soured on the Republican Party in general.

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.

Mostly as a result of weak support from Democrats and independents regarding the proposed tax changes, only 29 percent of US adults as a whole approve of the plan, while 56 percent disapprove and 16 percent have no opinion.

A Quinnipiac University national survey released Tuesday found that 53 percent of voters disapprove of the Republican tax overhaul plan, compared to 29 percent who support the controversial legislation.

Sixty-seven percent of Republicans tell pollsters they approve of the plan - the only party, gender, education, age or racial group surveyed that gives it a thumbs up.

The House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have passed different versions of the sweeping tax overhaul, but Republicans in Washington say they are optimistic that reconciled, same-as legislation will pass before the end of the year.

Read: The Republican Tax Bill Is Unpopular With Voters.

Forty-one percent of voters said they expect their taxes to go up under the GOP plan, 32 percent said they think it would not have much impact and 20 percent said they think it would reduce their taxes.

President Trump's job approval rating was at 35 percent, with 58 percent saying they disapproved. Another 67 percent of registered Independents polled agreed Congress should look into the allegations. Overall, almost half of American women - 47 percent - say they've been sexually assaulted. Other voters say the economy (17 percent), foreign policy (13 percent), terrorism (11 percent) and race relations (10 percent) are most important.

The poll was conducted from November 29 to December 4 among 1,747 adults. Live interviewers called landlines and cell phones.