NEW POLL: Sorry Democrats, Americans Are Warming Up to GOP Tax Plan. Fast.

That didn’t take long. But then again, finding out your taxes are actually going to be less and you’re getting a raise and a bonus and hundreds of thousands of new jobs are opening up will do that.


Yes, the evil Tax Cuts & Jobs Act passed by Republicans and signed into law by President Trump last month is paying off, both in actual dollars and electoral favorability. At least according to a new poll from Survey Monkey conducted on behalf of the New York Times.

The tax overhaul that Mr. Trump signed into law just before Christmas remains relatively unpopular and highly polarizing, according to a new poll conducted for The New York Times by SurveyMonkey. But support for the law has grown significantly over the past month, and more Americans believe that they will receive a tax cut. Forty-six percent of Americans strongly or somewhat approved of the law in early January, up from 37 percent when the bill was nearing passage in December.

At the same time, falling unemployment, accelerating economic growth and a surging stock market have made Americans increasingly positive about both their own finances and the overall economy. That could be good news for Republicans hoping to overcome Mr. Trump’s unpopularity in the midterm elections.

Good news is an understatement. Despite all the tying to Trump that is being done, the GOP in Congress had much to prove last year, and came dangerously close to not proving it. With majorities in the House and Senate and a clear mandate from voters on a host of issues, they almost didn’t come through. It would have been devastating to the midterms, as we’ve written here at RedState for the last year.


But the Tax Cuts plan was passed, and the popularity will continue to grow. So far, the only pushback the Dems have is to call employee bonuses “crumbs” and lament that major international corporations have larger dollar amounts in their pockets than any individual employee of that company may have.

Yeah, compelling stuff, Dems.

But of course, none of this is crumbs. What Democrats don’t understand is that people appreciate things that make their lives better and easier, even if someone else got more. Playing on the “Mikey got more ice cream than me” harpsichord may work for the Democrat base or the MSNBC caucus, but actual people living with bills are happy to have more money and a better economy.

Funny how that works.


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