Majority of Americans believe House Dems should release Trump’s tax returns: poll | TheHill

A majority of Americans believe the incoming Democratic House majority should be allowed to obtain and release President Trump’s tax returns, according to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill on Monday.

Among all registered voters, 63 percent say that House Democratic leadership in the next session of Congress should be allowed to publicize the president’s tax returns, while 37 percent say it shouldn’t.

Only 35 percent of Republican voters believe the House should disclose ‘s tax returns, while 86 percent of Democrats believe the House majority should.

Meanwhile, 64 percent of independents say Trump’s tax returns should be obtained and released to the public.

“In a first impression, here the public clearly favors disclosure of the tax returns of their president. This came through loud and clear so expect Democrats to be requesting them from the IRS,” said Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll co-director Mark Penn.

Prior to the November midterms, House Democrats vowed to get their hands on Trump’s tax documents if they won back the House.

Democrats are set to retake the majority next year for the first time since 2010 as the party is expected to flip at least 40 seats after all the election results are determined.

Democrats on tax-writing committees like the House Ways and Means Committee argue it’s in their purview and existing law allows looking into a president’s taxes.

Trump’s tax returns have been a major issue since he announced his candidacy in 2015. He became the first president since Richard Nixon not to release his tax returns as a presidential candidate.

 

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