The one piece of Republican legislation that sticks in voters’ minds is the Tax Law. And, for the most part, they don’t like it. In fact, the dislike keeps getting worse according to an April Navigator Research survey.
More from the survey:
The share who say their personal finances have improved due to the bill is flat, at 19% – identical to our January Navigator survey – while the share who say it has made their finances worse has gone up by 10 points since February. Meanwhile, by 30% to 19%, those who have filed so far say they paid more than expected this year, rather than less (48% say it matched expectations). Support for the bill has also declined most among middle-income Americans (making $50,000 to $100,000 in household income), who were split on the bill two months ago (41%-39%) but now divide 35% to 45% against.
The bottom line: Americans just don’t see the benefit of this bill for their own lives and they’ve figured out Trump is focused on helping the wealthy instead of the middle class.
This law is Trump’s only major legislation. Registered Independents split decisively against Trump, saying Trump puts wealthy people above the middle-class. Keep talking about this issue — it resonates with voters!