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41% Concerned Tax Reform Proposals Will Not Generate Enough Money

Friday, November 04, 2011

Several Republican presidential hopefuls are proposing major tax reform initiatives, but voters worry about how much money those proposals will generate.

Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Likely U.S. Voters are more concerned that the tax reform proposals will raise too much money for the government, but a plurality (41%) worries more than they won't produce enough revenue. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that a sizable 30% more are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Sixty-four percent (64%) of American Adults think the federal government has too much power and money already

Forty-four percent (44%) of Republicans are concerned the tax reform proposals will bring in too much for the federal government, while 53% of Democrats and 44% of voters not affiliated with either political party feel they won't produce enough revenue. 

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 22-23, 2011 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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