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44% Would Vote for Candidate Who Promised to Oppose All Tax Increases

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Voters are now evenly divided over whether they’d be more likely to vote for a candidate who promised to oppose all tax increases or a candidate who would raise taxes only on the rich.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% would now vote for the candidate who promised to oppose all tax increases, the highest level of support since the start of 2011. Just as many (43%) would vote for the candidate who only raised taxes on the rich. This is the closest voters have been on the issue since February 2010. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure which candidate they would vote for. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 21-22, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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