Poll: 80% Oppose Tax Hikes Coming Out of Pandemic

By an 80-20 margin voters oppose tax increases as the U.S. comes out of the pandemic, according to a new poll conducted by HarrisX.

The poll was conducted by HarrisX between Sept. 3 – 6 among 1,916 representative registered voters. 

Respondents were asked the following: 

As the US comes out of the coronavirus pandemic and economic problems it caused, which comes closest to your view? 

  • Now is the right time to raise taxes for new spending projects. 
  • Now is not the right time to raise taxes because many businesses and individuals have not yet recovered. 

80 percent of respondents answered, “Now is not the right time to raise taxes because many businesses and individuals have not yet recovered,” while just 20 percent answered, “Now is the right time to raise taxes for new spending projects.” 

By strong majorities, the following demographic groups said now is not the right time to raise taxes: 

  • 86 percent of women
  • 85 percent of voters making less than $75k
  • 83 percent of independents
  • 82 percent of suburban voters
  • 74 percent of Hispanic voters
  • 71 percent of urban voters
  • 70 percent of Biden voters
  • 69 percent of Democrats

These findings are instructive as Democratic lawmakers push for trillions of dollars in new spending and taxes. 

Click here to view the breakdown of the poll. The poll was commissioned by Americans for Tax Reform.