New Poll Delivers Bad News For Trump And GOP Ahead Of Tax Reform Push
As President Donald Trump pitches his tax reform proposal, Americans are sending a message that they are not buying what he’s selling.
According to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, a majority of Americans (52%) opposed Trump’s tax proposal, while only one-third (34%) say they support the president’s plan.
Eight-in-10 Democrats (81%) say they oppose the plans, while seven-in-10 Republicans (70%) say they support them. Among independents, 50% opposed the proposal and 35% are in favor. About 14% say they don’t have an opinion.
The poll found Americans tilt negative on the plan’s prospects for the national economy as well. While 35% say the economy would get worse under the plan, 31% think it would get better.
Nearly four-in-10 (38%) say the Trump tax plan will increase the federal budget deficit — an outcome that has led some Republicans in Congress to say they would not support the plan. Three in 10 overall (31%) say the deficit would remain about the same if the plan is enacted.
Only one-quarter of Americans (24%) believe they and their families will be better off if Trump’s tax plans are signed into law; more expect to be worse off (31%). A plurality (37%) say they and their families will be about the same should the plan pass.
The poll also found that over half of Americans disapprove of the way Trump is handling taxes, the highest level in CNN polling so far, while only 36% say they approve of his job performance on taxes, CNN reports.