As sugar plums dance through the heads of Republicans over the thought of finally putting their tax bill on the desk of Donald Trump, the numbers are in:
Two polls of GOP tax plan today with near identical results.
Gallup: 29% approve, 56% disapprove
Quinnipiac: 29% approve, 53% disapprove
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) December 5, 2017
Just as Donald Trump predicted of voters:
“The more they learn about it the more popular it becomes.”
Wow, congrats! Republicans assembled a bill that helps only a small but very rich percentage of the population and guess what? Most voters seem quite aware that they have been written out of the bill’s major benefits.
In addition, the Quinnipiac poll finds that the GOP tax bill has pushed the electorate toward favoring Democrats to handle taxes by 8 points, after being evenly divided on the matter in August. In fact, voters like Democrats on a lot of issues these days.
- Voters say 55 – 32 percent that the Democratic Party can do a better job on health care
- Voters say 56 – 34 percent that Democrats can do a better job “fighting for the working class”
- Voters say 51 – 37 percent that Democrats can do a better job “representing your values”
Finally, a majority of voters say Trump is unfit for office, 54 – 40 percent, tying his all-time low.
“Deeply unpopular and manifestly unfit for the job. That’s the harsh assessment of President Donald Trump, whose tax plan is considered built for the rich at the expense of the rest,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.