Majority of voters disapprove GOP tax plan, says helps wealthy

Majority of voters disapprove GOP tax plan, says helps wealthy

Sixty-four percent of those surveyed said they believe the legislation would benefit the wealthy the most, 24 percent said it would benefit the middle class the most and 5 percent said it would benefit those with low incomes the most.

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Overall, voters disapprove of the plan by 53 percent to 29 percent, according to the survey.

Notably, Democrats have been following the news about congressional debate over the tax bill more closely than other party groups have, according to Gallups polling.

Less than one-third of Americans approve of the Republican tax plan, Quinnipiac figures show. “Further, intensity seems to be on the side of the opposition, with Democrats paying closer attention to news about the tax proposals and appearing more unified in their opposition to the plan than Republicans are in support of it.”. Before the House of Representatives passed its version of the tax plan, just 35% thought they would see a tax hike.

If it does pass, it would be the most sweeping change to the US tax system since the Reagan era.

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People are more divided on what the effect of the legislation would be if signed into law - 20% believe it will reduce their taxes, 41% believe they will increase and 32% say the plan won't make a difference either way.

Voters say 56-to-40 percent that Trump is not fit to be president, tying his all-time low score. Another 20 percent say they don't feel either.

"Deeply unpopular and manifestly unfit for the job".

A plurality of voters - 18 percent - said healthcare was the most important problem facing the country today. Another 13 percent of voters list foreign policy, while 11 percent cite terrorism and 10 percent list race relations.

The survey of 1,508 voters was conducted from November 20-Dec. Live interviewers called landlines and cell phones.

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