Around two-thirds of Americans say they support a "wealth tax" on billionaires in an effort to close the wealth gap in the country, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll.
Sixty-seven percent of registered voters surveyed in the poll released Wednesday said billionaires should be targeted and have to pay a wealth tax to cut down on inequality, while 33 percent opposed such an effort.
The survey found majority support for such a tax among Democrats and independents, at 85 percent and 66 percent, respectively.
Republicans were more divided, with 53 percent saying the ultra-rich should not be subjected to an additional tax and 47 percent in favor.
In a February 2019 poll, 74 percent of registered voters said they would support an annual 2 percent wealth tax on those with assets over $50 million, and a 3 percent tax on people with assets in excess of $1 billion.
Two-thirds of Americans support the adoption of a 'wealth tax' on billionaires.
have put wealth inequality at the forefront of their White House bids, with both advocating for wealthier Americans to pay more in taxes. »