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45% Favor Candidate Who'd Raise Taxes on the Rich Over One Opposed to Tax Hikes

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Voters generally believe tax increases hurt the economy, but they’re slightly more inclined to vote for a candidate who would raise taxes only on the wealthy over one who would oppose all tax increases. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for a candidate who would raise taxes only on the rich. Forty-one percent (41%) would vote for a candidate who promised to oppose all tax hikes instead. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 21-22, 2013 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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