Poll: Most Americans support GOP tax law

More than half of Americans are now in favor of the GOP tax law, according to a new Survey Monkey poll released Monday by The New York Times.

A Survey Monkey Spokesperson told The New York Times, “Considering where it was, it is dramatically different.”

Fifty-one percent of the country approves of the tax changes which is up from only 37 percent of the country in December.  The tax bill was signed into law right before Christmas with President Trump saying that it includes a larger standard deduction and an increase in the amount exempt from estate tax.

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Apple Inc.

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Comcast 

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Starbucks

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Bank of America

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JetBlue 

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PNC Financial

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Southwest Airlines

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Wells Fargo & Co.

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Home Depot

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Democratic support for the bill has grown as well and is up from 8 percent in December to 19 percent now.  Republican support also grew from 80 to 89 percent.

According to the New York Times, other polls have shown similar results. A Monmouth University poll in January found support had risen to 44 percent nationally from 26 percent in December. 

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