According to a WalletHub/Survey Monkey poll released Monday, about 34% of voters have “no idea” which presidential candidate’s tax platform they like best. However, of those who did pick a candidate, Bernie Sanders’s tax plan had the most support:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most popular tax plan of any White House hopeful from either political party, according to a new survey.
About 23 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 approximately 12 percent.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) places fourth on the list, with nearly 8 percent, while Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) rounds out the top five, with about 5 percent.
Interestingly, roughly 59% of survey respondents also said they believe their current taxes are too high. That being said, a January analysis of Sanders’s tax plan from the independent Tax Foundation found that it would lead to a 10.56% lower after-tax income (read: even more of your hard-earned money would go to taxes) for all Americans, and a 17.91% lower after-tax income for the wealthiest Americans.
How many of the respondents who picked Sanders’s tax plan actually know that is impossible to say.