Seventy-two percent of likely voters think President Donald Trump should pay more in federal taxes, according to a survey from the Financial Times and Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
Twenty-six percent said he was paying the right amount, while 2% said he should be paying less.
The poll comes after a New York Times report, citing Trump’s tax returns, said the president paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and $750 in 2017, his first year in the White House.
Additionally, the report said Trump paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the 15 previous years because he reported huge losses and that he owes hundreds of millions of dollars.
Trump is seeking to block prosecutors with the New York County District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. House of Representatives from getting their hands on his tax records, though he has lost in federal court five times.
The poll also found:
- 61% of voters said they think Trump is unfairly taking advantage of the U.S. tax system, while 39% said they think he is fairly following the rules.
- 26% say Trump’s economic policies have strongly helped the economy, compared with 29% who say they have strongly hurt the economy.
- 26% believe rising healthcare costs are the biggest threat to the U.S. economy.
- 60% say they are most concerned about the coronavirus outbreak's impact on public health, compared with 40% who said the outbreak's effects on the economy are most concerning.
The poll surveyed 1,000 voters nationwide from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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