Republicans’ sales effort on their tax plan has fallen far short and the public mostly disapproves of their planned tax cut, two polls released Tuesday show.
A Quinnipiac poll found that just 29 percent of voters approve of the plan, while 53 percent disapprove.
Similarly, a Gallup poll showed 29 percent of Americans favoring the tax cut and 56 percent disapproving.
President Trump and the congressional GOP still have the support of Republicans, according to the new polling. But Democrats and independents strongly oppose the tax cuts. The plan has little support among women and minorities.
Although support for the tax cut isn’t that much lower than it was for Ronald Reagan’s tax reform in 1986, Gallup noted, the opposition is much bigger and much more engaged.
Trump has traveled to several swing states to promote the plan, and House Speaker Paul Ryan has toured parts of the country to build support for tax reform. Outside groups also have mounted major ad campaigns to support lower tax rates.
The Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,508 voters across the country through Monday for its poll. Gallup polled 1,020 adults on Friday and Saturday.