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Politico Poll: Voters Split on GOP Tax Bill

Politico Poll: Voters Split on GOP Tax Bill
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By    |   Tuesday, 19 December 2017 03:05 PM

Voters disagree over the Republican tax bill that is expected to pass later this week, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll shows. 

The results:

  •  42 percent support the GOP bill;
  • 39 percent oppose the bill;
  • 18 percent are undecided;
  • 26 percent strongly oppose the bill;
  • 20 percent strongly support the bill.

The poll also found that most Americans support increasing the standard deduction and the child tax credit, while less than half support a cut in the income tax rate for married couples, or an increase to the amount needed to incur estate tax.

"While voters are mixed on the tax bill, it is likely that it will still play a role in next year's midterms," said Kyle Dropp, Morning Consult co-founder and head research officer. "The economy still tracks as the No. 1 issue when voters head to the polls."

A poll from CNN released on Tuesday showed about a third of respondents support the bill, while over half oppose it.

Michael Steel, a strategist with the American Action Network's Middle Class Growth Initiative, told Morning Consult that the GOP must make a "relentless, disciplined effort" to "make sure people are aware and know who is responsible" for lower tax rates, a higher standard deduction and expanded child tax credit, should the bill pass.

"I think that Republicans have done an exceptional job focusing on those provisions. I think that the media coverage has not been fair in terms of highlighting those issues," he said.

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