The U.S. wants Democrats to lead once again, or so a poll suggests. Following the recent tax bill signed into law by President Donald Trump last month, more and more people have been steering clear of the GOP and opting for the Democratic Party.
Quinnipiac University released a survey in which it showed the political alignment of U.S. citizens. Survey respondents were asked which party would they choose to take control of the White House in 2018. 52 percent of participants chose Democrats, 35 percent sided with the Republicans while 13 percent opted not to choose a party.
When it came to who should control the Senate, 36 percent said they want to see Republicans take over as opposed to the 53 percent who opted for the Democrats.
The Republican tax bill proved to be the feather that broke the camel’s back, as 52 percent of respondents disapproved of the tax reform while 32 percent approved. 41 percent of white voters approved the plan and 28 percent were not keen on the Republican decision. GOP voters were still on board with the tax bill, as 76 percent of respondents voted for its approval while 7 percent were on the other side of the spectrum.
According to the survey, many voters are worried that the tax plan will increase their taxes. 33 percent voted in favor of the tax rise while 24 percent thought the taxes will go down. However, 66 percent of respondents overall argued that the plan will benefit the rich more than the middle class. President Trump called the Republican tax bill a “gift” to the middle class, a comment that did not convince many people.
The poll also showed how many people were interested in voting in the next election, with Democrats outnumbering the Republicans.
A memo from a liberal-leaning advocacy group released earlier this week claimed that Democrats are wary of a negative outcome in the 2018 midterm elections if the DACA programme comes to an end. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) ensured that children who were brought to the U.S. by undocumented immigrants were given immunity against deportation. The Quinnipiac poll seemingly confirmed this fact.
“Support for allowing Dreamers to stay and apply for citizenship ranges from 64 percent among Republicans to 92 percent among Democrats,” noted the poll.
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