Taxes & Regulations30 October 2017

National Survey: Tax Reform Remains Top Priority For Voters

Survey finds tax reform is key unifier among conservatives

WASHINGTON – American Action Network’s Middle-Class Growth Initiative (MCGI) today released the results of a national survey detailing Republican voters’ views on tax reform. The survey was conducted in the districts of Freedom Caucus and Tuesday Group members, and identified tax reform as the largest unifier among Republican coalitions. The results were released following Congress’ approval of the FY 2018 Budget Resolution, a key step to move tax reform forward.

MCGI partnered with Public Opinion Strategies to conduct a national survey October 13-19, 2017 of 1,014 voters who identify as Republican, conservative, or voted for Trump in 2016.

“The key to bringing back the middle class is fixing our broken, outdated tax code, and an overwhelming amount of Americans agree. Meaningful, pro-growth tax reform must be Congress’ top priority this year,” said AAN Executive Director Corry Bliss. “It’s time for Congress to get to work, make tax reform a reality, and put hard-earned money back in the pockets of middle-class families.”

Key Findings: 

  • Tax reform is an easy sell to Republican voters, and unifies the coalition like few other issues. Over three quarters (77%) of voters surveyed believe Congress should cut taxes, with a majority (54%) who say taxes should be cut for both individuals and businesses.
  • Passing tax cuts even takes precedence over the deficit. 52% of respondents say cutting federal income taxes should come first.  This includes 61% of base Republicans who believe that tax cuts are the higher priority.
  • Republican voters are very enthusiastic about the range of proposals that could be part of a tax reform package.  85% of respondents were favorable towards proposals to streamline deductions and simplify paying taxes, and 83% supported lowering tax rates on small businesses from 40% to 25%.
  • Republicans recognize the boost tax reform would be to the American economy. Seventy-three percent (73%) of respondents believe that tax reform would have a positive effect on the American economy.

View full survey details here

Courtney Parella

Communications Director