GOP tax plan is deeply unpopular, according to new Quinnipiac poll

A Democratic aide carries a chart past the U.S. Senate chamber that senators used to argue against the Republican tax bill on Capitol Hill in Washington Friday night Dec. 1 2017

The new poll (pdf) found that the majority of Americans disapprove of the tax plan, and 76 percent-70 percent of Republicans, 86 percent of Democrats, and 73 percent of Independents-believe it will benefit large corporations.

A new CBS News poll found that 35% of Americans approved of the GOP tax bill, while 53% disapproved.

Only 5 percent of respondents said they expect low income Americans to benefit the most from Republicans' efforts to overhaul the US tax code.

Meanwhile, 41% of Americans surveyed said they believed their taxes would increase under the TCJA. "The message to President Donald Trump on calling out offenders: People who live in glass houses, even if it's the White House, shouldn't point fingers", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

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.

A contentious component of the GOP tax plan has been lawmakers' efforts to target key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Obama-era law that governs the national healthcare system, and which Republicans have continuously sought to destroy through failed legislative attacks.

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

Fifty-two percent of registered voters - of whom 39 percent are Democrats - disapprove of how the Democratic Party is handling the same issues.

The legislation further calls for roughly doubling the standard deduction to $24,000 for joint filers and surviving spouses and $12,000 for individual filers, and eliminating so-called "special interest" deductions, among other things.

Despite the distaste for the bill among the public, Republicans passed legislation through the House and Senate.

A Gallup poll showed 29% of Americans approve of the bill, while 56% disapprove.

The House and Senate are going to conference to unify their bills and hope to have a plan approved by Christmas.

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