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Voters Ready to Check Off ‘Death Tax,’ Many Deductions

Voters are receptive to President Trump’s proposal to kill the federal “death tax” and to eliminate most income tax deductions in exchange for a higher initial standard deduction.

Forty-six percent (46%) of Likely U.S. Voters favor the elimination of the so-called “death tax” on the property of those who die. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 32% oppose eliminating the death tax, while a sizable 22% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 27 and 30, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 27 and 30, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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