Poll: Only One-Third Back Trump’s Tax Plan

Poll: Only one-third back Trump’s tax plan

Only one-third of Americans say in a new CNN poll that they support President Trump’s tax reform plan.

Thirty-four percent said they support the president’s tax reform plan, while 52 percent of those surveyed said they opposed the proposal.

The survey comes as the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers work to pass tax reform, which would be their first major legislative victory.

President in a tweet early Wednesday pressed Senate Republicans to pass “the largest tax cuts in U.S. history.”

The president’s plan involves reducing the number of individual tax brackets, cutting rates for businesses and eliminating many of the tax breaks in the current code.Trump earlier in the week attempted to put on a show of unity with Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in a White House press conference.

“If we get it done, that’s a great achievement,” Trump said while standing next to McConnell in the White House Rose Garden.

“But don’t forget it took years for the Reagan administration to get taxes done. I’ve been here for nine months, a little more than nine months,” he added.

McConnell added that former President Obama did not score legislative victories on health care and Wall Street reform until his second year in office.

“The goal is to get it done this calendar year. But it is important to remember that Obama signed ObamaCare in March of year two. Obama signed Dodd-Frank in July of year two,” he said.

The CNN poll was conducted by SSRS between October 12 and 15 among 1,010 adults. The margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.

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