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00:00:01
>> It was their biggest achievement since President Donald Trump took office, but now Republicans are not talking about it. I'm Chris Khan, Reuters polling editor, and what I'm talking about is the Republican tax plan, that massive overhaul that was passed in December that really promised to lower taxes for a broad swath of Americans.
00:00:19
>> For people, for the middle class, for workers.>> But a Reuters Ipsos poll this year has found that only 3% of Americans are personally noticing a benefit from the tax plan. That is, people who saw a raise, a benefit, a bonus, something from their employer that came directly from that Republican overhaul.
00:00:38
And given the poll's margin of error, that 3% could be zero or almost nobody. Also, our poll is finding that when people are asked who benefits the most from this Republican plan, they're saying really the wealthy and large US corporations. Only a minority of Americans, a very small percentage, about one in seven, think that it's actually a middle class tax cut.
00:00:57
>> This is not good for me.>> So, this was something the Republicans really touted in December as something that was gonna benefit the American worker. But so far, personally, most people aren't really noticing anything, and this really could impact how they vote in November. We asked respondents how the Republican tax plan might influence their vote in the upcoming midterm elections.
00:01:16
About 26% said that they were more interested in voting for Republicans, but about 30% said that they are more interested in voting for Democrats. So it's basically a wash. That might be one reason why Republicans aren't talking about their party's one major legislative achievement in the Trump era.
00:01:33
>> If you work hard and lose, that's not acceptable