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Majority of voters disapprove GOP tax plan, says helps wealthy

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A Democratic aide carries a chart past the U.S. Senate chamber that senators used to argue against the Republican tax bill on Capitol Hill in Washington Friday night Dec. 1 2017

But citing several polls, CNBC notes that the plan "remains deeply unpopular as the House and Senate move closer to passing a joint bill".

The Quinnipiac survey also found 64 percent of respondents said the bill would mostly benefit the wealthy, while 24 percent said the middle class would get the most benefit.

A new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday finds 70 percent of respondents think Congress should investigate the allegations.

After Senate Republicans narrowly rammed through their tax plan in the middle of the night a few days ago, much of the coverage hailed the developments as a "win" and an important "victory" for the GOP and its leaders. Support is low across all income brackets and economic classes.

This week, the House and Senate prepared to reconcile two different tax plans the chambers passed in previous weeks.

This is part of the reason why voters want Democrats in control of Congress, "American voters say 50 - 36 percent, including 44 - 36 percent among independent voters that they would like the Democrats to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018".

Though billed as a tax cut for all, or most, 41 percent said they think the plan will increase their taxes, 32 percent think it will be neutral and 20 percent said they expect tax cut.

The Quinnipiac poll found that 47 percent of women nationwide said they have been "sexually assaulted, meaning someone touched [them] in an inappropriate, sexual manner without [their] consent". By two to one - 52 percent to 25 percent - Americans say they feel embarrassed rather than proud that Trump is president. "That's the harsh assessment of President Donald Trump, whose tax plan is considered built for the rich at the expense of the rest", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the poll. Another 13 percent of voters list foreign policy, while 11 percent cite terrorism and 10 percent list race relations.

The poll was conducted between November 29 and December 4 and included phone interviews with 1,508 voters with a margin of error of 3.1 percent.

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