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

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

A mere 7 percent of Democrats and just 25 percent of independents polled Friday and Saturday as the GOP plan moved toward its party-line approval say they approve of the proposed changes to the federal tax code, contrasted with 70 percent of Republicans.

The new surveys show that distaste with the Republican plan is worsening as its details emerge.

The only group to approve of the tax legislation was Republican voters, who backed it by a 67-10 percent margin. Support is low across all income brackets and economic classes.

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This week, the House and Senate prepared to reconcile two different tax plans the chambers passed in previous weeks. 4, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Mostly as a result of weak support from Democrats and independents regarding the proposed tax changes, only 29 percent of US adults as a whole approve of the plan, while 56 percent disapprove and 16 percent have no opinion. Both parties got failing grades for their handling of the matter in politics: 21 percent approve of Republicans' efforts, while 60 percent disapprove, versus 28 percent approval to 50 percent disapproval for Democrats.

Of those who said they were sexually assaulted, 39 percent said it happened in a social setting, 37 percent said it happened at work, 27 percent said it happened in the home, 20 percent said it happened on the street, and 19 percent said it happened in school. "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.

When asked about the most important issue facing the United State right now, 18 percent of voters chose health care as the biggest priority, while 17 percent listed the economy.

The poll, which surveyed more than 1,500 voters nationwide via phone from November 29 to December 4, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. Live interviewers called landlines and cell phones.

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