Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Trump Says GOP Tax Plan Is Becoming 'More Popular.' Is He Right?

Trump Says GOP Tax Plan Is Becoming 'More Popular.' Is He Right?

Further, 64 said the plan benefits the wealthy the most, while 24 percent said the middle class and 5 percent said the poor.

That's driven largely by Democrats and independents, who overwhelmingly disapprove, while Republicans approved of the bill by 70% in that same poll.

Americans' current approval of the proposed tax changes is lower than the 39 percent approval Gallup found the last time Congress took on a major overhaul of the federal tax code.

The approval rating for the tax overhaul, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called a "once-in-a-generation opportunity", was split along party lines, with 67 percent of Republicans approving it and only 10 percent who disapprove.

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As President Donald Trump sees it, the GOP tax plan is growing in popularity.

Congressional and White House Republicans have set a goal of December 31 for the bill to become law.

"The plan will increase their taxes, 41 percent of voters say, while 20 percent say the plan will reduce their taxes and 32 percent say the plan will not have much impact on their taxes".

"Deeply unpopular and manifestly unfit for the job".

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Under House Republicans' tax plan, the income tax brackets for individuals would be cut down to just four: 12 percent, 25 percent, 35 percent and 39.6 percent. “Further, intensity seems to be on the side of the opposition, with Democrats paying closer attention to news about the tax proposals and appearing more unified in their opposition to the plan than Republicans are in support of it.”. "The message to President Donald Trump on calling out offenders: People who live in glass houses, even if it's the White House, shouldn't point fingers", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

When asked about the most important issue facing the United State right now, 18 percent of voters chose health care as the biggest priority, while 17 percent listed the economy.

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