While Donald Trump has been working feverishly to consolidate the Republican Party behind him before the General Election, a new poll out should have the party’s nominee very concerned.
A majority of Republicans, 62 percent, want Donald Trump to release his tax returns, despite his refusal to do so.
A majority of Republican voters likely to cast ballots in November want to see Donald Trump’s tax returns, according to the results of the latest national Quinnipiac University survey, out Thursday.
Among all likely voters surveyed, 74 percent said the businessman should release his tax returns, while 21 percent said they do not think he should. More than six in 10 Republican voters, 62 percent to 31 percent, said they would like to see their party’s nominee do so. The share of Republicans calling on Trump to release his returns is actually the lowest among all demographic and ideological groups, with at least two in three of all other groups expressing a desire to see them.
The Republican nominee has refused to release the documents despite previously pledging to do so if he ever ran for the presidency, citing the fact that some of them are being audited. Some of Trump’s fellow Republicans, including House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah, have called on him to release them.
The results came from a poll conducted Aug. 18-24, surveying 1,498 likely voters nationwide with an overall margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.