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43% Think Extension of Bush Tax Cuts Likely, 46% Disagree

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Most voters want to continue the so-called Bush tax cuts, but they aren’t convinced that President Obama and Congress will extend those tax cuts by the end of the year when they expire.

Only 43% of Likely U.S. Voters, in fact, think it’s even somewhat likely that Congress and the president will reach an agreement before year’s end that extends the Bush administration tax cuts. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% think such an extension is unlikely.

Those figures include just nine percent (9%) who feel and extension of the Bush tax cuts is Very Likely and 13% who view it as Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on August 10-11, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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