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29% of Americans approve of the GOP tax plan

29% of Americans approve of the GOP tax plan

"I view it as a tremendous bill for jobs and the middle class".

Sixty-four percent of American voters said the Republican tax plan would help the rich the most, while 24 percent said it would benefit the middle class, and 5 percent said it would benefit low-income people, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Tuesday.

Mostly as a result of weak support from Democrats and independents regarding the proposed tax changes, only 29 percent of USA adults as a whole approve of the plan, while 56 percent disapprove and 16 percent have no opinion.

Seventy percent of Republicans approved, while just 7% of Democrats were in favor.

The tax bill now heads to conference committee where representatives from the House and Senate will work to craft compromise legislation that could get through both chambers by month's end.

Just 29 percent of the poll's respondents approved of the plan, compared with 53 percent who disapproved.

President Trump's job approval rating was at 35 percent, with 58 percent saying they disapproved.

Trump has criticized Franken on Twitter, an irony that was not lost on the poll respondents: 73 percent said it was hypocritical of Trump to criticize men accused of sexual harassment, and only 16 percent said he had a right to do so.

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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.

The Republican tax bill is getting dismal reviews from the American public as it moves closer to becoming law.

Fifty-two percent of the voters surveyed say they are "embarrassed" to have Donald Trump as their president while 25 percent say they are "proud".

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

"The plan will increase their taxes, 41 percent of voters say, while 20 percent say the plan will reduce their taxes and 32 percent say the plan will not have much impact on their taxes".

The survey of 1,508 voters was conducted from November 20-Dec.

The Gallup poll's margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.


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