New Poll Has Good News For Democrats’ Chances In 2018
American voters want Democrats in charge of Congress.
The vast majority of Americans think GOP tax bill will help the rich.
Trump’s approval rating stuck at just 35 percent.
Trump is not fit to be president, a majority of voters say.
Voters want Democrats in charge of Congress, a new poll from Quinnipiac University has found.
The poll found that a majority of voters (50 percent to 36 percent) say they would like to see Democrats win control of Congres in 2018. The same applies to the Senate. By a margin of 51 to 37 percent, American voters would like to see Democrats win control of the Senate.
Voters also find that Democrats do a better job of representing their values by a margin of 51 to 37.
Additionally, 56 percent of voters say Democrats can do a better job “fighting for the working class,” compared to 34 percent who favor Republicans.
Democrats win on health care as well. The Quinnipiac poll found that 55 percent of voters say Democrats can do a better job on health care compared to just 32 percent who favor Republicans.
Voters don’t think the GOP tax bill will help the middle class
The poll also found that 53 percent of voters disapprove of the GOP tax plan, with just 29 percent saying they support the bill.
And voters are even less confident that the bill will do what Republicans and the president say it will do. According to the poll, 64 percent of American voters say the tax plan will mostly help the rich, while 24 percent say the tax plan benefits the middle class and 5 percent say it benefits low-income people.
“In a separate question, voters say 61 – 34 percent that the tax plan favors the rich at the expense of the middle class,” Quinnipiac noted.
Other key findings from the poll:
- Donald Trump’s job approval rating stands at just 35 percent, down from 38 percent last month.
- 56 percent of voters say Donald Trump is not fit to be president.
- “Deeply unpopular and manifestly unfit for the job. That’s the harsh assessment of President Donald Trump, whose tax plan is considered built for the rich at the expense of the rest,” the pollster found.
About the poll: From November 29 – December 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,508 voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points, including the design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.
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