Tax reform has broad popularity with South Carolina registered voters, and respondents to a statewide poll conducted in August are soundly in favor of adjustments to the state tax code, according to results announced by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

Here are the percentages of registered voters who support Gov. Henry McMaster and the General Assembly for work on these topics:

71% — for creating a simpler tax code

67% — for working on tax reform for individuals in South Carolina

59% — for working on tax reform for South Carolina businesses

“South Carolina voters believe the time has come to modernize our tax system,” said South Carolina Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ted Pitts. “They want it to be simpler and more competitive.”

Morning Consult conducted the poll of 500 SC registered voters between Aug. 1-5 on behalf of the South Carolina Chamber PAC. A presentation of the Chamber’s selected results can be found here.

The survey also reflects deeper detail on questions about education reform and questions about intervention for underperforming schools and school districts. Among the registered voters polled, 85% support a boost in teacher pay to catch up to the rest of the country.

“State leaders deserve credit for the increase they provided our teachers last session and we need to work to get them to the national average,” Pitts said.