Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Majority says Congress should investigate sexual harassment allegations against Trump

Majority says Congress should investigate sexual harassment allegations against Trump

Twenty-nine percent of Americans approve and 53 percent disapprove of the Republican plan to overhaul the US tax code, a Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday indicated.

Of those polled, 64% believe that if passed, the tax plan would ultimately benefit the wealthy, while only 24% think the middle class would benefit and only 5% feel that the plan would favor low-income persons.

As the Senate version of the Republican tax reform bill made its way through the legislative process this past weekend, Gallup documented a highly partisan imbalance in Americans' reactions.

Some 63 percent of registered voters surveyed said they disapprove of "how the Republican party is handling the issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault in politics".

Here is a link to more details on the breakdown of the survey, including various subgroups.

If it does pass, it would be the most sweeping change to the USA tax system since the Reagan era. Only 25 percent said Trump shouldn't be investigated.

People are more divided on what the effect of the legislation would be if signed into law - 20% believe it will reduce their taxes, 41% believe they will increase and 32% say the plan won't make a difference either way.

The same poll gave President Donald Trump an approval rating of 35 percent and a disapproval rating of 58 percent. Seventeen percent of men said they had been.

"Deeply unpopular and manifestly unfit for the job".

President Trump said the Republican tax plan is "so popular", despite public opinion polls which show very low support.

Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted December 1-2, 2017, on the Gallup U.S. Daily survey, with a random sample of 1,020 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Other voters say the economy (17 percent), foreign policy (13 percent), terrorism (11 percent) and race relations (10 percent) are most important. Live interviewers called landlines and cell phones.

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