Throughout the tax reform process, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) was a strong opponent of allowing American families to keep more of their hard-earned salaries. Even after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed, and the positive impact was already clear, Senator McCaskill refused to acknowledge that reality.
Now a new New York Times poll helps explain why Senator McCaskill refused for so long to recognize the significant bonuses and other benefits Missourians were receiving because of tax reform. The new poll found that as more Americans heard about the many benefits of tax reform, support grew “significantly”:
But support for the law has grown significantly over the past month, and more Americans believe that they will receive a tax cut. Forty-six percent of Americans strongly or somewhat approved of the law in early January, up from 37 percent when the bill was nearing passage in December.
Even before Senator McCaskill opposed tax reform, she was already known around Missouri as an out-of-touch multi-millionaire. Now, this new poll confirms that her opposition to tax reform is going to be a significant political problem for her this year.