Poll shows Americans believe tax reform measure a top priority

A national poll released Wednesday showed that Americans believe passing a tax reform bill should be a top priority for Congress.

Polling conducted by Morning Consult for the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) revealed respondents view the reform effort as a means of aiding the process of simplifying the U.S. tax code, incentivizing lending and retirement savings and growing
the economy.

“The American people strongly support tax reform to boost economic growth and expand opportunity,” Tim Pawlenty, FSR chief executive officer, said. “FSR looks forward to working with the Administration and Congress to move tax reform across the finish line.”

FSR officials said polling, implemented through a national online survey of nearly 2,000 registered voters from Oct. 3-5, 2017, determined three in four voters said passing a tax reform bill should be a top or important priority for Congress and nearly nine in ten maintain it is important to simplify the nation’s tax system.

Another polling development referenced a majority of voters believe tax objectives such as increasing access to loans and capital and encouraging public-private partnerships is another priority while 59 percent of respondents said small businesses are paying too much in taxes.

The poll also showed support for tax policies to incentivize retirement savings accounts and taxing businesses in a way that brings profits back to America.