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Public Polling Shows Republican Tax Scam is a Political Liability for Vulnerable House Republicans

Passing unpopular legislation is not how House Republicans will save their imperiled majority 

Right out of the gate, the Republican tax scam is already deeply unpopular with the American people,” said DCCC spokesperson Tyler Law. This Republican plan cuts taxes for the rich and big corporations and will raise taxes on millions of middle class families who deserve more money in their pockets. No matter how much House Republicans try to spin it, it’s laughable to suggest they will benefit politically from this scam.”  

Here’s a look at some of the most recent public polling:

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, 201)

  • 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)

  • Fewer than a third of Americans (28%) support Donald Trump’s tax-cut plan
  • 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.

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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