29% of Americans approve of the GOP tax plan


Trump told reporters Tuesday that he views the tax plan as a "tremendous bill for jobs and for the middle class".

A new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday found that 53% of US voters polled disapprove of the congressional Republican tax overhaul plan.

A Gallup poll found that 29% of people surveyed approved of the GOP tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), while 56% disapproved.

This is part of the reason why voters want Democrats in control of Congress, "American voters say 50 - 36 percent, including 44 - 36 percent among independent voters that they would like the Democrats to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018".

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. That was in 1986, with President Ronald Reagan spearheading the legislation.

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. More than a quarter of Americans in September 1986, just prior to final passage of that plan, expressed no opinion about it - roughly twice today's level.

In Dec. 2013, 47 percent of respondents to the poll said they preferred Republicans to win control of the U.S. House and Senate, compared to 42 percent who preferred Democratic majorities.

Sixty-seven percent of Republicans tell pollsters they approve of the plan - the only party, gender, education, age or racial group surveyed that gives it a thumbs up.

Read: The Republican Tax Bill Is Unpopular With Voters.

Of independents, 25 percent approved and 56 percent disapproved.

From Nov. 29-Dec. 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,508 voters nationwide using landline and cellphone interviews. All reported margins of sampling error include computed design effects for weighting.