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Poll: More Than Half of Americans Oppose Tax Bill

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 December 2017 07:26 AM

Fifty-five percent of Americans oppose the Republican tax reform plan, while 33 percent favor it, a new CNN poll reveals.

The survey results show opposition to the legislation has increased by 10 points since early November, CNN reported. The tallies were released Tuesday as the House gets set to take up the tax bill.

Here are the survey highlights:

  • 60 percent of Republicans believe the GOP tax proposal will do more to benefit the middle class, compared to 27 percent who say it will help the wealthy.
  • 4 percent of Democrats say the tax plan would benefit the middle class; 95 percent say the wealthy.
  • 28 percent of independents believe the legislation would benefit the middle class, while 64 percent say the wealthy.
  • 21 percent say they will be better off under the tax proposal, 37 percent say worse off and 36 percent say they will be about the same.
  • 63 percent say President Donald Trump and his family will be better off under the tax package; 5 percent say worse off and 25 percent say the same.
  • 35 percent approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president, compared to 59 percent who disapprove.
  • 34 percent approve of the way Trump is handling the tax issue, 57 percent disapprove.
  • 30 percent say the highest priority of Congress in the next few weeks should be dealing with healthcare; 23 percent say it should be passing a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and 17 percent said the top priority should be changing the tax laws.
  • 73 percent say Trump should release his tax returns, compared to 23 percent who believe he should not.

The poll, conducted Dec. 14-17, sampled 1,001 adults. The margin of error for the full sample is plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

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