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CBS News Poll: Majority Say GOP Tax Plan Will Help Wealthy, Not Middle Class

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By    |   Thursday, 07 Dec 2017 10:57 AM

A majority of Americans believe the Republican tax plan helps corporations and the wealthy, not the middle class, according to a CBS News poll.

The results:

  • 76 percent believe the plan will help large corporations, while 69 percent believe it will help wealthy Americans and only 31 percent say it will help middle class Americans.
  • 24 percent of those who took the poll believe it will help them and their family.
  • 70 percent of Republicans believe the plan will help large corporations, compared to 58 percent who say it will help wealthy Americans, while 66 percent of Republicans believe it will help middle-class Americans.
  • 52 percent of Republicans who took the poll believe it will help them and their family.
  • 28 percent of voters overall believe corporations would use the cuts to create jobs, compared to 62 percent of Republicans who believe they would.
  • 26 percent of independents say corporations would create jobs with the cuts, while only 7 percent of Democrats believe they would.

Those who took the poll also were asked how they believe the tax plan would affect the economy.

  • 33 percent said it would make it better.
  • 43 percent said it would make it worse.
  • 16 percent said it would have no effect.

Among Republicans, 72 percent believe the plan will improve the economy, while 75 percent of Democrats believe the plan will make it worse.

The poll was conducted among 1,120 adults nationwide from Dec. 3 to Dec. 5, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 points, according to CBS News.

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