Republicans might have thought they where going to fool average American’s into thinking their benefits from the tax law would help them as much as upper income people and big corporation’s….
They didn’t ….
More than half of registered voters say they haven’t noticed an increase in their paychecks as a result of the new tax law, and support for the law overall remains tepid, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.
The April 19-23 survey suggests that Republicans’ message about the benefits of the tax cuts, which they are counting on to buoy their election fortunes in November, hasn’t broken through. At the same time, those who said they have seen a pay increase were more likely to support Republicans in Congress who voted for the tax overhaul than Democrats who opposed it.
The poll results were heavily colored by partisanship, with Republicans overwhelmingly supporting the law and Democrats opposing it. A plurality of independent voters supported it.
Even whether someone noticed a pay bump appeared influenced by politics, with twice as many Republicans saying they had seen one as Democrats.
Overall, 55 percent of those surveyed said they had not noticed an increase in their paychecks in “the past several weeks.” Twenty-two percent said they had, and the rest didn’t know or had no opinion.
The number saying they have seen no increase is up slightly from a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll in February, when 51 percent reported that, compared to 25 percent who said they had noticed a bump…..