Dem pollster says voters think it is 'prudent' for Trump's tax records to be investigated

Democratic pollster Pia Nargundkar said Wednesday that while Democratic voters would like lawmakers to prioritize issues such as health care, they also believe it is important that President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republicans move to block Yemen war-powers votes for rest of Congress Trump says he's considering 10 to 12 contenders for chief of staff Michael Flynn asks judge to spare him from jail time MORE's taxes be investigated. 

"First and foremost, voters want action on the issues they voted for Democrats for," Nargundkar, a senior associate at ALG Research, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." "They want action on health care, education, the environment."

"Everyone needs to be able to multitask in their job, and I think it's undoubted that part of the Democratic wave that we saw was in reaction to Trump and voters absolutely want a check on Trump," she continued. 

"Some investigation into his tax records would be prudent," she said. 

Trump's tax returns have been a subject of speculation since 2015 when he became the first presidential candidate since former President Nixon not to release his tax returns. 

Nargundkar's comments come as Democrats will retake the majority in the House next year, giving them more freedom to investigate matters connected to Trump. 

Democrats on tax-writing committees including the House Ways and Means Committee have argued that they have the authority to look into Trump's tax returns. 

A Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released on Monday found that a majority of respondents said Democrats in the House should be able to obtain and release Trump's tax returns during the incoming Congress. 

— Julia Manchester