Bernie Sanders Tax Plan Ranks Highest With Public
If Bernie Sanders were to become the Democratic nominee or earn a place on the ticket as Hillary Clinton’s running mate, he would almost surely be attacked because of his Democratic Socialist views on taxes.
However, a new poll has found that of any candidate from either party in the race, his tax plan is the most popular.
Sanders’s plan has been criticized by experts, even from the left, that says his plans are too expensive, payroll taxes will be passed on to workers, and his harsh financial speculation taxes could lose revenue for the country by discouraging investment.
The Hill reports:
Just over 26 percent of respondents like the Democratic presidential candidate’s tax strategy best, according to the WalletHub/Survey Monkey poll released Monday.
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton ranks second, with 13 percent preferring the former secretary of State’s outline instead.
Donald Trump, her Republican counterpart, ranks third, with almost 12 percent. No other candidate had more than 10 percent.
Just more than 34 percent have “no idea” which presidential contender’s tax platform they like best, however.
Pollsters also found that 59.6 percent believe their current taxes are too high, meanwhile, followed by 36.3 percent who feel they are “just right” and 5 percent who think they are too low.
Monday’s results also show that 52 percent believe “there’s lots of room for improvement” at the Internal Revenue Service. About 20 percent think the agency is “doing a fine job,” while nearly 3 percent went further and said it’s doing “a great job.”
Nearly 11 percent say “they hate it but we need it,” and 14 percent think the agency should be abolished.
WalletHub/Survey Monkey conducted its latest sampling of 1,000 individuals via online surveys conducted from March 15 to 16.