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Poll: US Cares About Trump Taxes; 74 Percent Want Them Released

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By    |   Monday, 16 Jan 2017 05:21 PM

Most Americans want Donald Trump to release his tax documents to the public – and despite the president-elect's claim voters do not care about them, 41 percent say they "care a lot," a new poll shows.

The ABC News/Washington Post survey released Monday, finds 74 percent say he should release the documents, including 49 percent of his own supporters.

In one support group for Trump, non-college-educated white men, 58 percent say he should release the tax returns; that rises to 81 percent of college-educated white women and 88 percent of nonwhites, the poll finds.

Using another measure, the poll shows 69 percent in the red states Trump won say he should release these records, as do 81 percent in blue states that voted for Hillary Clinton.

Forty-one percent, overall, say "they care a lot" about Trump releasing the records – 47 percent in the blue states, 36 percent in the states Trump won, the poll finds.

At a news conference last week, Trump said: "The only one that cares about my tax returns are the reporters," adding, other Americans, "I don't think they care at all."

In terms of ethics, the poll finds Americans are split on whether or not Trump, his family, and his advisers are complying with federal ethics laws: 43 percent think so, while 44 percent think not.

Despite criticism by some ethics officials, 52 percent overall say Trump's plan to continue owning his businesses while placing them in a trust managed by his sons is sufficient. Forty-two percent instead say he should sell his businesses, the survey shows.

The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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Most Americans want Donald Trump to release his tax documents to the public – and despite the president-elect's claim voters do not care about them, 41 percent say they "care a lot," a new poll shows.
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