Opinion: the GOP tax reform bill signed by President Trump is gaining popularity
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - The tax reform bill signed by President Trump late last year is gaining popularity. Fifty-one percent of Americans now approve of the tax cuts. That is according to a poll released this week by the New York Times. That approval is up from just 37 percent in December.
That is a huge jump in popularity in just two months.
It’s clear that Americans are warming to tax reform as they are seeing extra money in their paychecks.
Expect for the tax bill’s approval rating to keep going up as corporations continue to give bonuses, raise wages and hire more people as a result of the corporate tax cut.
These polls are important as we look ahead to the midterm elections in November. The tax bill's success is going to be a major part of Republican campaigns in the run up to the midterms. Democrats have made a mistake and chosen to criticize a bill that leaves more money in the pockets of us, the American people.
In another poll by Real Clear Politics, people were asked if they would vote for a generic Democrat or a generic Republican candidate for Congress. At the end of 2017 that number favored Democrats by about 13 percent. Now Democrats are only up by about 7 percent. That gap is steadily shrinking. I believe that tax reform is playing a significant role in this good trend for Republicans.
Here is the bottom line: look for the Republican Party to use the success of tax reform as its rallying cry as we get closer and closer to the midterm elections. The popularity of tax reform just may propel Republicans to keep or even increase their majorities in the House and the Senate.