Majority of voters disapprove GOP tax plan, says helps wealthy

Democrats independents oppose GOP tax plan poll

Greg Nash

Trump has criticized Franken on Twitter, an irony that was not lost on the poll respondents: 73 percent said it was hypocritical of Trump to criticize men accused of sexual harassment, and only 16 percent said he had a right to do so.

The Republican tax plan pending in the U.S. Congress benefits the wealthy the most, say 64 percent of American voters, while only 24 percent say the tax plan benefits the middle class.

That's driven largely by Democrats and independents, who overwhelmingly disapprove, while Republicans approved of the bill by 70% in that same poll. Within this, 67% of Republicans approve of the legislation, making them the only demographic along party, race, gender, education or age lines to approve. Support is low across all income brackets and economic classes.

Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said the findings suggest voters consider President Donald Trump and Republicans' efforts to overhaul the USA tax code as being "built for the rich at the expense of the rest".

Trump and the GOP are failing to convince anyone that their tax bill is a plan that is targeted toward the middle-class.

If it does pass, it would be the most sweeping change to the US tax system since the Reagan era.

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.

Voters say 56-to-40 percent that Trump is not fit to be president, tying his all-time low score. Fifty-six percent, meanwhile, disapproved.

"I view it as a tremendous bill for jobs and the middle class". "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.

From Nov. 29-Dec. 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,508 voters nationwide using landline and cellphone interviews.

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