Most of the liberal media is trying to report that the majority of Americans dislike the new GOP tax reform bill, but Politico found in a national survey that nine-point plurality supports the GOP plan (44/35), with respondents predicting by substantial margins that the proposal will generally help the U.S. economy, corporations, small businesses, and high-income families, reports Town Hall.

Where the numbers get dicier — producing approximately even splits are on the legislation’s impact on middle and lower-income taxpayers, as well as ‘people like you:’

The Politico survey findings may prove to be an outlier, but its findings are still worth noting.  As for the empirical realities behind those perceptions, nonpartisan data demonstrates that middles class taxpayers benefit disproportionately from the tax cuts, and millions of American workers will benefit from the tax overhaul’s economic effects.

The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation and Tax Foundation each project higher GDP growth (and more jobs) under the plan, though their predictions diverge on how sweeping and enduring those positive outcomes would be.  These signals from manufacturers are certainly a welcome sign, however, “nearly 36 percent of CEOs said business tax reform would encourage capital spending and more than half said they would expand their businesses,” said a CNBC report.

Meanwhile, a CNBC poll shows a significant surge in economic optimism among Americans coupled with the President’ approval rating ticking up several points as a result.

“‘American optimism on the economy is reaching new heights and President Donald Trump’s approval ratings look to be benefiting, at least somewhat. The CNBC All-American Economic Survey found that for the first time in at least 11 years, more than half of respondents to the survey rated the economy as good or excellent, while a near record 41 percent expected the economy to improve in the next year…

‘Forty-two percent in the poll approve of the job Trump is doing as president, up 4 points from the September survey, while 49 percent disapprove, down 3 points,’ reports CNBC.”

In a survey done by Town Hall, they found that 36 percent said they didn’t know enough about the tax plan or aren’t sure about it to really decide how they feel about it. Tha’s why it would be in the GOP’s best interest to just lay out all the facts since the facts are on their side.

Quinnipiac University’s pollster has also detected record-setting economic outlook positivity across the country, yet a majority of respondents in that same survey disapprove of Trump’s handling of the economy.

“‘Democrats also lead by double digits on the generic Congressional ballot, representing the latest brutal finding on that front for the GOP.  If these numbers are even close to accurate ten months from now (pay close attention to the senior citizen demographic…gulp), Democrats will be riding their own 2010-style backlash midterm wave,’ reports Town Hall.”

Then there is always the idiotic people like the one’s who started shouting “Kill the bill, don’t kill us!” when the vote was about to be taken for the tax bill.

There is going to be a lot of doubt and back-and-forth about if the tax plan is good for the average Americans, but it’s a step forward and only time will show us the outcome.

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  • Tomas

    I suspect that even after studying the plan most people will not know how the plan will impact their specific tax obligation. Especially small business and retirees. I’m retired and do part-time oil field, drilling fluids, consulting. I pay my own expenses and charge by the day. So until I take my invoice report and expenses and mileage report to the accountant, I know nothing. Survey me in February sometime, I’ll know more then. Personally, any tax break is a good thing and a complete overhaul of the current tax program and dismantling the IRS would also be a good thing.