Friday, June 15, 2018
Trump/GOP Tax Plan Is Still Not Popular With The Public
When they passed their tax plan, the Republicans were sure that it would resonate with the public and help them retain power after the November election. They were wrong. Even though they called it a "middle class tax cut", most people saw that the biggest cuts went to corporations and the richest people -- with little to nothing for most Americans.
Most Republicans seeking re-election have stopped bragging about that tax plan. They have read the polls and know the voting public is not happy with the bill. Now two more polls have been released verifying that.
The George Washington University / YouGov Poll (done between May 14th and 30th of 3,150 registered voters nationwide, with a 2 point margin of error) shows only 39% approve of the tax plan while 48% oppose it -- a negative gap of 9 points.
The Public Policy Polling survey (done between June 8th and 10th of a national sample of 679 registered voters, with a 3.8 point margin of error) has support for the plan at 31% and opposition at 38% -- a negative gap of 7 points.
Those are not the kind of numbers to bring voters flocking to your party. Republicans like the tax plan, but they were already going to vote for their party. It's Independents they needed to bring on board, but the tax plan will not do that.