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50% Say Tax Increases Hurt The Economy

Friday, June 20, 2014

Even as the Senate considers a 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase for more spending on infrastructure, voters continue to say cutting taxes and spending are a better recipe for the economy than raising them.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that taxes increases hurt the economy, generally consistent with regular surveying since 2011. Just 24% think tax increases help the economy, while 13% say they have no impact. Another 13% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 16-17, 2014 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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