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Poll: Nearly 90 Percent Want Tax Code Overhaul

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By    |   Friday, 22 September 2017 06:29 PM

Nearly 90 percent of Americans want an overhaul of the tax code — and a simplification in the process, a new poll showed.

In the Harvard Center for American Politics and Harris survey released Friday, 89 percent of voters said they support tax reform, while 68 percent said taxes are too high.

On the issue of reform, 45 percent said the priority should be simplifying the tax code, followed by 31 percent who said it should aim to stimulate jobs and 24 percent who said it should cut taxes, the poll found, according to The Hill, which provided analysis of the findings.

Also, 58 percent of respondents supported lowering corporate rates and giving companies incentives to bring foreign profits back into the country, the Hill reported.

The survey found there's also broad support for lowering the highest individual tax rate from 39.9 percent to 35 percent — provided certain deductions are eliminated.

"The poll shows that there is majority support for dropping the top rate back to 35 [percent] in exchange for fewer deductions and for business tax cuts so long as they bring their overseas profits back home," Harvard-Harris co-director Mark Penn told the Hill.

"The public, however, is reticent to give up any specific deductions, making a cap of deductions the best way to move forward. The public wants a simpler tax code and more — not less — government revenue."

The online survey doesn't report a margin of error probability.

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