The WashEx tells us that the new tax bill is losing the PR battle for hearts and minds:
Two new polls suggest the Republican tax bill is horribly unpopular
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.
On the other hand...
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.
Hmm, Gallup was a bit less charitable:
Americans' current approval of the proposed tax changes is slightly lower than the 39% approval Gallup found the last time Congress took on a major overhaul of the federal tax code. That was in 1986, with President Ronald Reagan spearheading the legislation. However, the big difference between the two efforts is that far fewer Americans opposed the 1986 tax bill than oppose the proposals being debated today, 34% vs. 56%, respectively. More than a quarter of Americans in September 1986, just prior to final passage of that plan, expressed no opinion about it -- roughly twice today's level.