Poll: Majority of voters say NYT Trump tax report makes no difference in voter preference
A majority of voters say the New York Times report on President TrumpDonald Trump Ambassador to Afghanistan on whether Afghans will trust an American president againTaxes, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll, make no difference whether or not they vote for him.
A report of the Times analysis of Trump’s tax documents released late last month found that the president paid $ 750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017. Additionally, the report states that Trump has not paid income tax for 10 of the previous 15 years. in the 2016 elections.
A second report published by The Times on October 10 said Trump’s tax records showed nearly 200 entities funneled millions of dollars into the president’s properties while enjoying administration benefits.
The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted ahead of the publication of The Times’ second analysis on October 3-6.
Fifty-one percent of voters registered in the survey said the Times report made no difference in their voter preference.
33% said it made them less likely to vote for Trump, while 16% said it made them more likely to vote for him.
The survey also asked respondents about Trump’s response to the report. Asked about the report at a press conference just hours after its publication, the president called the analysis “false news”, adding that it was “totally false”.
The Trump team also explained the report, telling the media that as a businessman, Trump took risks to start new businesses and suffered losses because of those risks. He was then able to deduct them from his taxes over several years.
Fifty-four percent of respondents said the administration’s response makes no difference to how they vote in November.
The survey found that 75% of voters have heard of the newspaper’s tax reports from Trump.
The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 2,841 registered voters from October 3-6. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.84 percentage points.