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Monday, Dec 11 2017

Fourth Poll This Week Confirms Public Opposition To Trump-Republican Tax Scam

Dec 11, 2017

With the new Reuters/Ipsos poll released this afternoon, four polls published over the last week now all confirm that the American public strongly rejects the Trump-Republican tax plan, which they correctly recognize as an unaffordable, deficit-increasing giveaway to the wealthy and corporations at the expense of everyone else.

“Republicans have a defining choice in front of them,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “Abandon this promise-breaking tax scam that overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy and big business while cutting Medicare and raising taxes on millions of middle class families, or keep trying to jam it down the country’s throat – massive errors and tax avoidance opportunities and all – and face the anger of the American people at the ballot box next year.”

  • According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, “the legislation is not getting more popular with the public, with nearly half of Americans still opposed to it” with 49% against the Trump Republican tax proposal and 31% supporting it. “When asked who stands to benefit most from the Republican plan, more than half of American adults surveyed selected either the wealthy or large U.S. corporations.”
  • Yesterday, the USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll concluded that 48% of Americans oppose the tax plan compared to only 32% who approve of it, “the lowest level of public support for any major piece of legislation enacted in the past three decades.” “Nearly two-thirds, 64%, say the wealthy will get the most benefits; just 17% say the middle-class will.”
  • Quinnipiac University’s latest poll shows that Americans are against the tax plan by nearly 2 to 1, with 53% against it compared to just 29% in favor. The poll also found that “voters say 61 – 34 percent that the tax plan favors the rich at the expense of the middle class.”
  • Gallup similarly found that a majority of U.S. adults oppose the Trump-Republican tax plan by nearly 2 to 1, with 56% disapproving compared to 29% supporting it.

An analysis of earlier polling by FiveThirtyEight determined that the Trump-Republican tax proposal “is one of the least popular tax plans since Ronald Reagan’s day,” using averages dating back to 1981.

Published: Dec 11, 2017

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