The Trump administration’s plan to boost economic growth and job creation by $4 trillion over the next decade is likely to be unpopular among many Americans, according to a new poll.
In the survey by the Public Religion Research Institute, 57 percent of Americans said the plan would hurt their economic well-being, while 41 percent said it would make them feel better.
Another 31 percent said the economic plan was neutral, while 12 percent were unsure.
In a sign of just how unpopular the economic proposal will be, just 23 percent of respondents said they strongly approved of the president’s plan, compared with 62 percent who said they approved.
That was down from a high of 68 percent in a September poll that showed just 24 percent strongly approving of Trump’s plan.
“This is not a partisan issue,” said pollster Michael McDonald, who was one of the authors of the survey.
“The overwhelming majority of Americans are not comfortable with the plan.”
The survey found Trump has the support of 57 percent Republicans, 46 percent independents and 29 percent Democrats, while the plan’s popularity is divided by age.
That means only 22 percent of people between 50 and 64 approved of Trump, compared to 58 percent of older Americans.
Those who said their jobs were at risk because of the plan were also more likely to support the president, with 72 percent saying they were likely to approve.
Trump also enjoys strong support among white working-class voters.
More than eight in 10 white voters said the president was doing the right thing, with 76 percent saying he was doing something that would help the economy.
About one in three white voters also said they would support Trump’s tax cuts and deregulation package.
The tax plan would cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, reduce the corporate income tax rate to 20 percent and eliminate a tax on financial transactions.
The administration has been working to convince Republicans in Congress to agree to the plan, which was approved by the House and Senate on Dec. 6.
But there’s still plenty of work to be done before the plan becomes law.
The plan would be signed into law by Trump on Jan. 20, but the details have yet to be finalized.
If Congress doesn’t pass a bill before then, the plan is expected to become law on Feb. 15.