Voters just raised a massive red flag for the GOP’s agenda

The sweeping election rebuke for President Donald Trump and his party has increased the chances of failure for the Republican agenda on Capitol Hill. In political terms, Tuesday’s off-year elections gave landmark victories to Democrats from Virginia to Washington state. They flipped the New Jersey governorship and Washington state senate […] Read more »

Republicans’ tax overhaul pitch faces skeptical public, Post-ABC poll finds

Republican lawmakers face a skeptical public as they embark on selling a major tax overhaul plan with tepid support before its release and most Americans critical of President Trump’s tax restructuring efforts so far, a Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. A third of Americans support Trump’s tax plan, while 50 […] Read more »

60% of Americans say Trump tax plan will benefit wealthy

Americans oppose Donald Trump’s emerging tax plan by broad a 17-point margin, with 60 percent saying it favors the wealthy -– including six in 10 of the wealthy themselves. … Criticism of the plan goes hand-in-hand with negative views of Trump’s efforts to improve the federal tax system overall: 56 […] Read more »

Change versus more of the same: On-going panel of target voting groups provides path for Democrats in 2018

There are big forces at work in the coming year that could produce an earthquake of an off-year election, including a parade of indictments, the GOP civil war playing out in Republican primaries, a congressional impasse on everything, a wrong track number nearing 75 percent and a presidential job approval […] Read more »

The Tragedy of President Trump’s Tribalism

Although in dramatically different ways, Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York and the Republican tax plan scheduled for release Thursday raise the same jagged question: In the Donald Trump era, is it possible for a deeply divided America to sustain any shared interest or common purpose? The country obviously faced […] Read more »

Most back tax cut for middle class, tax increase on wealthy and corporations

Most Americans would like to see a tax cut for the middle class and small businesses, but a majority want to see tax increases for large corporations (56 percent) and for the wealthy (58 percent). More than half of Americans (54 percent) do think cutting taxes in general would help […] Read more »

More Would Blame Trump, GOP for Higher Health Care Costs

Half of Americans say they will blame President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans if health care costs increase under Obamacare and if more end up losing coverage, according to results from the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, while 37 percent say they would put the blame on former President […] Read more »