A slim majority of Americans (52%) oppose President Donald Trump’s recent tax reform proposals, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, while only one-third (34%) say they support the Trump plan.
Support is split largely along party lines: eight-in-10 Democrats (81%) say they oppose the plans, but seven-in-10 Republicans (70%) say they support them.
Indeed, half of Americans disapprove of the way Trump is handling taxes, the highest level in CNN polling so far, while only 36% say they approve of his job performance on taxes.
Only one-quarter of Americans (24%) believe they and their families will be better off if Trump’s tax plans are signed into law; more expect to be worse off (31%).
But nearly four-in-10 (38%) say the Trump tax plan will increase the federal budget deficit — an outcome that has led some Republicans in Congress to say they would not support the plan.