Fifty-six percent of voters think President Donald Trump will take advantage of the strategy. | Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images Poll: Voters think Trump will reap the benefits of tax plan
Majorities of voters are convinced President Donald Trump and the company he built will reap the benefits of proposed adjustments to the taxes code, but fewer than three in 10 expect those adjustments to help them. And voters still want to observe Trump’s taxation statements before a goverment tax bill moves forward.
That’s according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, conducted last week, that also shows opposition to the plan continuing to improve modestly among voters familiar with it, despite the fact that a plurality support the proposal.
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Among those voters who’ve heard at least something about Republicans’ plan to change the tax code, 47 percent of voters support it and 40 percent oppose it. Support for the plan increased 2 percentage points from last week , when 45 percent of those familiar with the plan backed it. But opposition heightened 4 points, up from 36 percent last week.
Voters expect that Trump can advantage personally from the adjustments, if enacted. Fully 56 percent of voters think the president will advantage, while just 16 percent don’t think he will. More than a quarter, 27 percent, aren’t sure.
Democrats are likely to state the tax plan can advantage Trump; 73 percent think so. But more Republican voters as well think Trump will advantage (41 percent) than think he won’t advantage (24 percent).
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In the same way, 57 percent of all voters think the Trump Organization, the company Trump founded and turned over to his two adult sons soon after last year’s election, will take advantage of the changes. Just 14 percent don’t think the Trump Corporation will benefit.
The most salient challenge for Republicans in selling the proposal is convincing voters it can help them. In the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, just 29 percent think they and their families will take advantage of the plan, while 46 percent believe they won’t benefit. A quarter of voters don’t understand or haven’t any opinion.
A 56 percent most Republicans think the plan will benefit them, but just 13 percent of Democrats and 22 percent of independents think they will come out better off. Practically seven in 10 Democratic voters, 69 percent, think they won’t take advantage of the plan, joined by 45 percent of independents and 20 percent of Republicans.
“The Republicans’ tax plan is broadly popular among voters, but voters are divided when asked whom the bill can help most,” said Kyle Dropp, Morning Consult’s co-founder and chief research officer. “While 46 percent of voters claim the bill will benefit Trump, simply 29 percent say it will benefit them personally.”
Most voters, 54 percent, think the president should relieve his taxation statements before any tax reform proposal moves forward, the poll also displays. Just a quarter, twenty five percent, think Trump shouldn’t need to release his taxation statements before Congress developments a tax bill. Multiple in five voters, 21 percent, don’t understand or haven’t any opinion.
More than three in several Democratic voters, 77 percent, think Trump should let go his taxation statements first. Among Republicans, 29 percent think he should let go his taxation statements first, while nearly 50 percent, 49 percent, think he shouldn’t have to do so.
Independents want Trump’s taxation statements first by a wide margin, 52 percent to 19 percent.
Trump broke years of custom – both due to a candidate in last year’s presidential election and in his first year due to a sitting president in the White Home – by not releasing his returns.
The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll was conducted November 9-11, surveying 1,993 registered voters. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.
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More details in the poll and its own methodology are available in these two documents – Toplines: http://politi.co/2ADtyKs | Crosstabs: http://politi.co/2yZ4pNW