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Polling: GOP Tax Scam Will Cripple Vulnerable Republicans

Vulnerable Republicans hoping and praying that the GOP Tax Scam will save their collective skin should have a seat and take a deep breath.

It won’t. And the data is indisputable.

“Poll after poll is showing that the GOP Tax Scam will drag down Republicans next November,” said DCCC Tyler Law. “Clearly, hiking taxes on middle-class families is just as unpopular as this do-nothing Republican Congress.”

See below for a roundup of public polling:

Quinnipiac Poll [Nov. 29-Dec. 4]

  • 64% of American voters say the Republican tax plan benefits the wealthy the most, compared to only 24% that say it benefits the middle class
  • A plurality of voters (41%) say the plan will increase their taxes
  • Voters ay 61%-34% that the tax plan favors the rich at the expense of the middle class
  • Voters say by an 8-point margin that Democrats can do a better job handling taxes

Gallup [Dec.1-2, 2017]

  • Only 29% of U.S. adults approve of the proposed changes to the federal tax code
  • Majority of independents (56%) join 87% of Democrats in opposing tax plan

Reuters/Ipsos [Nov.23-27]:

  • Only 29% of participants support the Republican tax plan
  • Only 6% think the middle class stands to benefit the most from the tax plan, only 14% think ‘”All Americans’ will

Politico/Morning Consult [Nov. 21-25]:

  • Republican support of the House GOP Bill dropped from 66% to 59%
  • Only 36% of registered voters support the House Bill

Quinnipiac Poll [Nov.7-13, 2017]:

  • Only 25% of respondents approve of the Republican tax plan
  • 59% of Americans said the GOP effort favors the rich at the expense of the middle class, only 33% disagreed with this sentiment
  • A majority of Americans, 52%, do not believe that the GOP effort will lead to more jobs and better growth

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll [Nov. 8-13, 2017] :

  • 68% of the public oppose eliminating the tax deduction for individuals who have high health care costs
  • More than four in ten (44%) think eliminating this tax deduction would affect them and their families

Politico/Morning Consult [Nov.9-11, 2017]

  • 56% of Americans believe that Trump will benefit personally from changes to the tax code, if enacted
  • Only 29% of American think that they and their families will benefit from the plan

Washington Post [Oct. 29-Nov.1, 2017]

  • 33% support Trump’s tax plan, while 50% oppose
  • Six in 10 say Trump’s proposals on cutting taxes favor the rich, a perception that has dogged Republican efforts in pursuing tax restructuring for months
  • 58% of those with incomes under $50,000 oppose Trump’s tax plan
  • 56% believe Trump is doing a “not so good” or “poor” job improving the federal tax system

NBC/WSJ Poll [Oct. 23-26, 2017]

  • Only 25% of Americans think President Trump’s tax plan is a good idea
  • Only 19 percent think the plan will improve the economy “a great deal” or “quite a bit,” compared with a combined 66 percent who answer “just some” or “not at all.”

CBS News  [Oct. 27-30, 2017]

  • Only 28% of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing on taxes, 50% disapprove
  • A majority — 56 percent — in the CBS News poll said Trump’s tax cut plan would most benefit the rich

Politico/Morning Consult [Oct. 26-30, 2017]

  • 41% of respondents said lowering the corporate tax rate shouldn’t be a part of tax legislation

Reuters/Ipsos [Oct. 20-23, 2017]

  • More than two-thirds of registered voters said reducing the U.S. federal budget deficit is more important than cutting taxes for the wealthy or for corporations.
  • Fewer than a third of Americans (28%) support Donald Trump’s tax-cut plan

CNN Poll [Oct. 12-15, 2017]

  • 52% oppose of the tax reform proposals made by the Trump Administration
  • 31% of Americans think they and their families will be worse off if the plans are passed and signed into law, only 24% think they will be better off
  • 68% of Democrats and 47% of Republicans said that tax cuts for lower-income Americans should be prioritized over deficit reduction.

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