6 November 2017

National Survey Finds Tax Reform Top Issue For Voters, Regardless Of Party

Survey finds overwhelming bipartisan support for tax reform 

WASHINGTON – Following the release of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, American Action Network’s Middle-Class Growth Initiative (MCGI) commissioned a national survey on tax reform. The results found a bipartisan majority of voters believe taxes are too high, want their representatives in Congress to work with Speaker Ryan to pass tax reform, and support key provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

MCGI partnered with GS Strategy Group to conduct a national survey November 2-5, 2017 of 1,000 likely Democrat, Republican and Independent voters.

“Regardless of political party, an overwhelming amount of Americans want common-sense, pro-growth tax reform,” said AAN Executive Director Corry Bliss. “Too many middle-class Americans are struggling, living paycheck-to-paycheck, and are burdened by a broken, outdated tax code. It’s time to make tax reform a priority, and ensure hardworking families to keep more of what they earn.”

Key Findings: 

  • American voters think taxes are too high. A majority of voters (57%) believe taxes in the United States are too high, including over a third of Democrats and over half of independents.
  • Most voters think tax reform should be a top priority for Congress.An overwhelming majority (84%) of voters support reforming America’s tax code.
  • Support for tax reform is broad across the political spectrum. Eighty-one percent of Americans say tax reform should be at the top, or one of the most important priorities for Congress. Seventy-seven percent of Democrats agree.
  • Voters want their Congressperson to work with Speaker Paul Ryan and Republicans in Congress to pass tax reform. When asked who they preferred their representative work with to pass tax reform, most voters preferred Speaker Ryan as opposed to Nancy Pelosi.

View survey details here


Courtney Alexander

Communications Director