Washington, DC — The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that a plurality of Americans (41%) oppose the tax reform plan proposed by Republicans. Democrats are most likely to oppose the plan (68%), while Republicans are most likely to support the plan (56%). When asked if Americans think cutting taxes for people like them is more important than reducing the deficit, most (48%) said cutting income taxes was more important. However, when asked the same question about cutting taxes on the wealthy vs. reducing the deficit, 72% said reducing the federal deficit is more important than cutting income taxes for the wealthy.
About the Study
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted October 20-23, 2017 on behalf of Thomson Reuters. For the survey, a sample of roughly 1,862 adults age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii was interviewed online in English. The sample includes 754 Democrats, 606 Republicans and 270 Independents.
Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points for all respondents. Ipsos calculates a design effect (DEFF) for each study based on the variation of the weights, following the formula of Kish (1965). This study had a credibility interval adjusted for design effect of the following (n=1,862, DEFF=1.5, adjusted Confidence Interval=4.1).
The poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points for Democrats, plus or minus 4.5 percentage points for Republicans and plus or minus 6.8 percentage points for Independents.
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