Americans can be dumb but they aren’t stupid.
Here’s the latest polling on the Trump / GOP tax reform plan, via John Harwood at CNBC.com:
President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans begin their drive to cut taxes with lackluster public support, according to the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
The survey shows that just 25 percent call the Trump tax plan a good idea, while 35 percent call it a bad idea. The remaining 40 percent say they have no opinion.
“For what is a major legislative objective of the president and his party, tax reform is in very mushy shape,” said Bill McInturff, the Republican pollster who helps produce the NBC/WSJ poll.
That’s some salesmanship – the poll indicates that only 14% of Americans expect they’ll see any benefit from a proposed $1.5 trillion tax cut. I thought he was a business guy.