Nov 15, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Poll: 52% disapprove of GOP tax plan

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP

52% of American voters disapprove of the GOP tax plan, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll. 25% of American voters approve of it. The tax plan has 60% support among Republicans.

Why it matters: The GOP's message is that the tax overhaul is supposed to be good for all Americans and reduce taxes for most Americans, but 61% think the plan will benefit the wealthy the most, and only 16% say the plan will reduce their taxes.

On specific provisions in the tax plan:

  • 59% think it's a bad idea to eliminate the deduction for state and local income taxes.
  • 58% think doubling the standard deduction is a good idea.
  • 49% think it's a bad idea to lower the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%.
  • 48% think eliminating the estate tax is a good idea.
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