Donald Trump is on track to deliver the biggest blow to his own presidency yet by not releasing his tax returns, according to a new Associated Press/Gravis Marketing poll.
The president’s aides say he doesn’t need to.
Trump has a history of failing to release his returns to help voters, and they were the focus of a new investigation by the AP’s Peter Baker.
The AP-Gravis poll found that a majority of Americans believe the president should release his tax return information.
They also believe he should do so because he would benefit from the information, including by avoiding paying income taxes.
The poll shows the president would be the most unpopular president since George W. Bush, who is expected to leave office in 2021.
A majority of the public would vote for a Republican if Trump released his returns, as he has pledged to do.
Only 34 percent of Republicans would vote to impeach Trump, and only 31 percent of Democrats would support the move.
While Trump’s campaign has repeatedly said he won’t release his taxes, his team has maintained the president will do so in the coming months.
The White House is preparing a detailed tax return and an accounting of his businesses, and the president has indicated he will release those documents as soon as next month.
However, Trump has repeatedly insisted he won`t release the returns, arguing they will damage his presidency.
The Associated Press Poll was conducted April 20-21 by Gravis Marketing.
The margin of sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points for all respondents.
A sampling error could be more than three percentage point.
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