Most Voters Still Want President Trump’s Tax Returns. But Barely
The Bloomberg/Morning Consult survey found that 53% of voters say Trump should be forced to release his tax returns but only 51% say Trumps taxes are important to them. The results were split largely along party lines, and only 45% of those surveyed thought the President’s taxes were relevant to his position as commander-in-chief.
Questions about the President’s tax returns have loomed since Trump broke with decades of tradition and refused to release them when he ran for office. Whatever glimpses the public has been able to take at his taxes have only come from occasional media reports.
Trump has long offered shifting explanations for why he won’t make his tax returns pubic, and earlier this year he said he doesn’t think the American public ares about them. “You know, the only one that cares about my tax returns are the reporters,” Trump said in January. “They’re the only ones who ask.”
That’s not exactly true: More than 1 million people have signed a White House petition calling for the immediate release of Trump’s taxes. On April 15, Tax Day, protesters will demand the President release his returns at a series of demonstrations planned across the country.
The online poll of 2,353 registered voters, conducted April 4-5, has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.