Poll: No One Likes the GOP’s Tax Cut Plans

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

According to a new poll from Quinnipiac University, Americans disapprove of the GOP's tax cut plans by a margin of over 2 to 1.

The pollster found that only 25 percent of Americans support the GOP plan and a similar margin of people believe it will mainly benefit the rich. Virtually no one believes it will benefit low-income Americans.

American voters disapprove 52 - 25 percent of the Republican tax plan. Republican voters approve 60 - 15 percent, with 26 percent undecided. All other party, gender, education, age and racial groups disapprove.

The wealthy would mainly benefit from this tax plan, 61 percent of American voters say, while 24 percent say the middle class will mainly benefit and 6 percent say low-income people would mainly benefit.

American voters say 59 - 33 percent that the Republican tax plan favors the rich at the expense of the middle class.

These numbers are rapidly sinking to Obamacare Repeal-level numbers of support. As few as 16 percent of Americans approved of the GOP's health care plans at one point and I expect approval of their tax cut plans will reach that basement once more people get a better picture of what they intend to pass.

As you know, their tax cut plans are only getting worse and I'm sure that will be reflected in future polls. No one except Republican congressmen still believe tax cuts will trickle down to the rest of us and I don't think many of them still really believe that either even if they say so in public.

In unrelated news, Quinnipiac's poll also found record support for universal background checks for gun purchases.

In the wake of another massacre, American voters today support 95 - 4 percent, including 94 - 5 percent among voters in households where there is a gun, universal background checks for gun purchases, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

This is the highest level of support for universal background checks since the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll first asked this question in February 2013, in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.

American voters support 65 - 31 percent a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons, also a new high. Voters in gun households support a ban 51 - 43 percent.

  • muselet

    Voters can tell pollsters whatever they want, but until they start punishing elected officials by voting against them, those elected officials have zero incentive to buck noisy special interests like the NRA or the Koch brothers or the Mercer family or any of a thousand others.


    • Christopher Foxx

      but until they start punishing elected officials by voting against them,

      Something you’d think the Democrats would be making a point of pointing out. But, then, when has handing the Dems the ball on the 5 yard line ever meant they would score?

  • Badgerite

    As to background checks….the GOP will have to ask the Boss Man, Wayne LaPierre and the NRA, who will say no so what do they care what We the People think.

  • ninjaf

    And here is where we will see we have become an oligarchy with a wannabe autocrat leading the Executive branch. Because even their own base doesn’t believe what they are pushing but their donors are threatening to stop writing the checks, so the bill must be passed.