Poll: 74 percent want to see Trump's tax returns

Poll: 74 percent want to see Trump's tax returns
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Almost three-quarters of Americans think President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDem senator: Pardoning targets of Russia probe would be 'crossing a fundamental line' Trump lawyers looking into special counsel's potential conflicts of interest: reports Trump lawyers asking about presidential pardon powers: report MORE should release his tax returns, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.

Seventy-four percent say Trump should release his tax returns, which the president-elect refused to do during his campaign. At his first post-election press conference last week, Trump argued that no one but members of the media care about his tax returns, reiterating that he won't release them while he's under federal audit. The IRS has said an audit does not prevents someone from releasing personal tax information.

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He also argued that he could run his businesses and the government simultaneously but has decided against it, putting his two adult sons in charge. 

Americans are divided on whether Trump and those surrounding him are adhering to federal ethics laws. Forty-three percent believe they are, while 43 percent believe they are not.

The poll results largely fall along party lines, with 79 percent of Republicans saying Trump is adhering to ethics laws, while 44 percent of independents and 16 percent of Democrats feel that's true. 

The survey was conducted via cellphones and landline phones Jan. 12–15, polling 1,005 adults. It has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points and was conducted in both English and Spanish.