34% approve of Donald's tax law
A poll released Wednesday found that more people disapprove of Donald's 2017 tax-cut law than approve of it — the latest sign that the law is unpopular with voters.
Thirty-four percent of adults surveyed by Monmouth University said they approved of the plan, compared with 43 percent who disapproved of it. When asked about the law in March 2018, a Monmouth poll found 41 percent in favor of it and 42 percent against it.
The Monmouth poll found that 46 percent of respondents said their tax burden was the same this year as 2017. Just 14 percent said that burden went down, while 28 percent reported higher taxes.
The percentage of taxpayers in the new poll who said their taxes were the same was higher than those who in March 2018 expected their taxes to remain the same. In last year's poll, 31 percent said they expected no change, 23 percent expected their taxes to go down and 37 percent were expecting higher taxes.
The Monmouth poll is one of several in recent weeks to find low levels of popularity for the tax law, and most surveys taken since the law's December 2017 passage have found that more people oppose the law than support it. A Pew Research Center poll conducted late last month found that 36 percent of adults approve of the law, with 49 percent in opposition.
Wednesday's survey is also in line with other recent polls that found most people don't think they got a tax cut from the law. A Hill/Harris X poll found that 18 percent reported paying less in taxes, 32 percent said they paid more and 36 percent said they paid about the same.