Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters believe the tax cuts passed last year have helped the economy while 22% say they hurt. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 16% believe they had no impact and 24% are not sure.
In August, just 34% believe the tax cuts helped and 24% believe they hurt.
If Democrats win control of Congress, 73% of voters believe it’s likely they will try to repeal the tax cuts. That includes 28% who say it’s Very Likely.
This national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted October 21-22, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the Demographic profile of our sample). The Margin of Error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
There is a huge gender gap on this topic. Forty-nine percent (49%) of men believe that the tax cuts helped the economy while 20% believe they hurt. Women are evenly divided; 28% believe they helped while 25% say the opposite.
Republicans, by a 69% to 7% margin, believe the tax cuts helped the economy. Democrats, by a narrower 37% to 16% margin, take the opposite view and believe they hurt. Among Independent Voters, 35% believe the tax cuts helped the economy and 21% believe they hurt (see question wording and crosstab results).
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