Poll: Majority of voters think GOP tax plan benefits rich

(Quinnipiac University National Poll) – The Republican tax plan pending in the U.S. Congress benefits the wealthy the most, 64 percent of American voters say, while 24 percent say the tax plan benefits the middle class and 5 percent say it benefits low-income people, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

American voters disapprove of the tax plan 53 – 29 percent, the independent Quinnipiac University Poll finds. Republicans approve of the plan 67 – 10 percent, the only party, gender, education, age or racial group listed to approve. White men are divided as 40 percent approve and 42 percent disapprove.

In a separate question, voters say 61 – 34 percent that the tax plan favors the rich at the expense of the middle class.

The plan will increase their taxes, 41 percent of voters say, while 20 percent say the plan will reduce their taxes and 32 percent say the plan will not have much impact on their taxes.

In the wake of the Republican tax plan, American voters say 47 – 39 percent that the Democratic Party can do a better job handling taxes. Voters have been divided on this question in the past.

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