Independents not on board with GOP tax plan

Independents not on board with GOP tax plan

Independents not on board with GOP tax plan

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.

The Senate, in turn, approved its own almost $1.5 trillion tax overhaul bill Saturday - legislation which Republicans contended would benefit Americans of all incomes and jumpstart the economy.

The Republican federal tax plan remains unpopular and is seen by a majority of American voters as primarily favoring the rich, according to a new national poll released Tuesday.

Among Republican respondents, 67 percent approve and 10 disapprove of the plan, while 6 percent of Democrats approve and 84 disapprove.

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Fifty-three percent of American voters are rejecting the tax plan while 29 percent approve, the independent Quinnipiac University Poll finds.

"It's a tremendous bill for jobs and for the middle class", he said. “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.”. The margin of error is 2.8 percentage points.

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When asked how the tax plan would affect their own taxes, 41 percent said they would pay more, 20 percent said they would pay less and 32 percent predicted it would not have much impact.

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The findings came as congressional lawmakers were set to begin reconciling the differences included in the respective GOP tax overhaul bills that have passed the U.S. House and Senate in recent weeks.

The poll was conducted between November 29 and December 4 and included phone interviews with 1,508 voters with a margin of error of 3.1 percent.

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.

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