According to a new Poll, fewer than half of voters care about Trump releasing his Tax Returns.
Fewer than half of voters care that President Donald Trump hasn’t released his tax returns, even as more than 60 percent said they were aware of a recent report alleging he had participated in tax fraud, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.
Forty-eight percent of respondents said they cared about Trump not releasing his returns, while 43 percent said they didn’t care. Meanwhile, 64 percent said they had seen, read or heard “a lot” or “some” about the New York Times report that he received hundreds of millions from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through what the paper termed “tax dodges,“ while 36 percent said they heard “not much” or “nothing at all.”
Once again the Democrats latched themselves to something extremely partisan.
Responses to the returns question broke sharply along partisan lines, with 76 percent of Democrats saying they cared about his refusal, compared to 18 percent of Republicans. Among independents, 50 percent said they cared, 40 percent didn’t and the rest were undecided.
Far from being a dubious or possibly illegal transaction, however, this appears to be a slight variant on an entirely conventional exercise in estate planning. Known as a “family limited partnership,” it is frequently used by wealthy families to minimize estate taxes.
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