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Despite President Trump promising that the middle class will be the "big winners" of the Republican tax plan, Americans are not exactly convinced. In a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, a whole 60 percent of adults said that the legislation "favors the rich" while a mere 13 percent think it "favors the middle class." Seventeen percent of people believe the bill "treats all people equally."
More surprising, perhaps, is that even affluent Americans agree. Among people making more than $100,000 a year, 61 percent think Trump's tax plan benefits the wealthy more than any other class.
Independent analysis has found that the plan would probably personally save Trump $1 billion. Trump has told reporters: "I don't benefit. In fact, very very strongly, as you see, I think there's very little benefit for people of wealth." Among Republican voters, a plurality believe the plan treats all people equally, while just 25 percent think it favors the rich.
Overall, 50 percent of Americans said they oppose the GOP tax plan while 33 percent support it. The poll reached 1,005 people over landlines and cell phones between Oct. 29-Nov. 1. It has a margin of error of 3.5 points. Read more the Republican tax plan at The Week.