Letters: GOP tax bill will hurt people with medical problems

Cynthia Chaffee of Tucson Ariz. protests the Republican tax overhaul Monday Dec. 4 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

American voters aren't happy about the GOP's tax plan: poll

The GOP tax overhaul benefits the wealthy the most, according to 64 percent of U.S. voters, while 24 percent say the tax plan benefits the middle class and 5 percent say it benefits low-income people, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

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. Republicans don't even like it" (Editorials, Nov. 4): "I am writing to draw attention to the negative impact the Republican tax plan would have on chronically ill Americans. He continued, "And I think people see that and they're seeing it more and more, and the more they learn about, the more popular it becomes".

The October 6 New York City poll found voters back millionaires' tax for subway fix; city Dems back Cuomo over de Blasio 2-1 in governor race.

The Republican tax plan is broadly unpopular in recent polls, with just 29% of USA adults saying they approved of it and 56% disapproving in a recent Gallup poll.

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"It's a tremendous bill for jobs and for the middle class", he said. A conference committee tasked with coming up with a compromise bill is expected to kick off later this week, with a goal of getting that bill to President Donald Trump's desk by Christmas. As a result, consideration of the matter has handed Democrats a fresh advantage over Republicans.

Of particular interest in the Quinnipiac data, the poll asked Americans which party they trust more on the issue of taxes. Now, Dems have an eight-point advantage.

Majorities of blacks (83 percent), Hispanics (70 percent) and whites (52 percent) disapprove of the president's job performance.

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". Those same swing voters favor Democrats over Republicans for control of the House and Senate next year by 15 percentage points.

The trouble is, the evidence to the contrary is unambiguous: tax cuts are generally popular with the American mainstream.

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