Poll: 7 In 10 Want Middle-Class Tax Cuts, Simpler Code

Seven in ten voters want a middle-class tax cut, according to a new poll released Thursday by an outside group supporting President Trump's agenda.

The poll, commissioned by America First Policies, found that 71 percent want lower taxes for "ordinary, middle-class families," 72 percent think the existing tax code is "archaic," and 68 percent would like to see simpler code in which "millions of Americans could file their own taxes using just one sheet of paper."

These results come a day after Trump kicked off his own tax reform push with a speech in Springfield, Mo. "We're here today to launch our plans to bring back Main Street by reducing the crushing tax burden on our companies and on our workers," the president said Wednesday. "Our self-destructive tax code costs Americans millions and millions of jobs, trillions of dollars, and billions of hours spent on compliance and paperwork."

"Tax reform, it all depends on how successful they are on framing," Ford O'Connell, a Republican strategist, told the Washington Examiner. "Over/under is after New Year." 

Read more from W. James Antle III at the Washington Examiner

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