Tax reform lags other issues on list of voters’ concerns

Tax reform lags other issues on list of voters’ concerns

New POLITICO-Harvard poll Conducted by SSRS

Republicans plan on making tax reform one of their top policy priorities this fall, but it’s far from clear that’s what voters actually want.

One in five adults said that reducing taxes for businesses and individuals should be a major focus for Congress this fall, a POLITICO-Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll found, with a higher percentage calling for action on items like lowering prescription drug costs, increasing the minimum wage and infrastructure spending.

Even among GOP voters, support for tax reform was rather muted, with far more Republicans interested in continuing the battle over repealing Obamacare. A third of Republicans called for taxes to be a key part of the congressional to-do list, roughly the same as wanted more defense spending and a focus on reducing federal debt. About half of Republicans want Congress to maintain its efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act.

THE PUBLIC’S VIEWS OF TAX REFORM AND OTHER DOMESTIC ISSUES

The Public’s Views of Tax Reform and Other Domestic Issues

Americans’ Top Priorities for Congress Through the End of the Year