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

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

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

Republicans overwhelmingly approve of the plan by 67 to 10 percent, the only party, gender, education, age or racial group listed to approve. Just 39 percent of Republicans say they think Congress should look into the allegations against Trump, compared to 86 percent of Democrats who feel the same way. The Gallup and Quinnipiac results both pointed to an American mainstream that believes the Republican tax policy will deliver the bulk of its benefits to the wealthy and big corporations - which happens to be true.

Read: The Republican Tax Bill Is Unpopular With Voters. It carries a margin for error of 3.1 percentage points.

Voters, meanwhile, split 40 to 53 percent, over whether they believe the tax overhaul plan would lead to an increase in jobs and economic growth - benefits Republican leaders have touted in their efforts to drum up support for the House and Senate bills. "That's the harsh assessment of President Donald Trump, whose tax plan is considered built for the rich at the expense of the rest", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

The poll was conducted between November 29 and December 4 and included phone interviews with 1,508 voters with a margin of error of 3.1 percent.

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

Speaking to reporters before a lunch with several Republican senators, Trump said the bill which passed the Senate last week would soon make it out of a conference committee and head to his desk for signing. A week ago, the bill had average ratings of 32 percent approval and 46 percent disapproval in polls from five organizations.

The legislation further calls for roughly doubling the standard deduction to $24,000 for joint filers and surviving spouses and $12,000 for individual filers, and eliminating so-called "special interest" deductions, among other things.

A Gallup poll found that 29% of Americans approved of the bill, while 56% disapproved. The House passed its version November 15.

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.