President-elect Donald Trump announced he planned to turn over control of his business to his two sons Wednesday, a move that the majority of Americans agree with, according to a Monday poll released by The Washington Post.
Fifty-two percent of registered voters reported they were satisfied with Trump’s decision to place all control of his business empire in the hands of his two sons, Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump. The nation was largely split on the issue despite the majority, with 42 percent saying the President-elect should completely sell his business empire to ensure there isn’t a conflict of interest during his stay in office.
Trump announced he would cede all ownership and power to his sons while he was in office, but asserted he had the legal ability to run his business from the oval office, according to Forbes.
Voters nationwide agree that Trump should release his tax returns, with 74 percent of voters saying they felt Trump should give the American people access to his personal tax history. Support for the measure was strong even among Republicans. Fifty-three percent of registered Republicans agreed that Trump should share his tax returns, but only 14 percent of Republicans felt it was an important issue.
The poll ran from Jan. 12 through Jan 15, and included 1,005 registered voters. The margin of error in the poll was 3.5 percentage points in either direction.
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