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WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT TAX REFORM AND OTHER ISSUES

HARVARD-HARRIS POLL: SEPTEMBER 2017

89 percent of Americans think that we need tax reform in our country.

84 percent of Americans think the country needs an investment in infrastructure today.

68 percent of Americans think taxes in the United States are too high.

58 percent of Americans favor lowering the corporate tax rate and creating an incentive for companies to bring foreign profits overseas back to the United States. That same percentage believes these actions will stimulate economic growth and jobs.

48 percent of Americans think that any tax reform should raise more revenue.

45 percent of Americans think the primary goal of tax reform should be to simplify the tax code.

MORNING CONSULT/POLITICO: AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

74 percent of Americans do not think the tax system in the United States is fair to individuals.

74 percent of Americans think a tax reform bill should reduce rates on middle-income Americans.

72 percent of Americans think the tax system in the United States is too complex.

60 percent of Americans think that middle-income people have to pay too much in taxes.

51 percent of Americans think that small businesses have to pay too much in taxes.

49 percent of Americans do not think that the tax system in the United States is fair to businesses.

45 percent of Americans would support reducing corporate tax rates only if middle-income tax rates were also reduced.

PETER G. PETERSON FOUNDATION’S FISCAL CONFIDENCE INDEX: SEPTEMBER 2017

70 percent of Americans believe that addressing the national debt should be among the President and Congress’ top three priorities.

54 percent of Americans believe that the United States is on the wrong track when it comes to addressing our national debt.

NO LABELS/HUDSON PACIFIC: JANUARY 2017

86 percent of Americans prefer to see Democrats work with Republicans to find common ground rather than seeing Democrats
fight Republicans.

83 percent of Americans think laws are more effective when parties compromise and arrive at a bipartisan solution.

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