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Toplines - Taxes & Government Spending - April 18-19, 2010

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted April 18-19, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

1* Suppose one candidate for office promised to oppose all tax increases and another said he would raise taxes only on the rich. For whom would you vote?

46% Promised to oppose all tax increases

39% Raise taxes only on the rich
14% Not sure

2* Do tax increases help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

16% Help
57% Hurt
14% No impact
13% Not sure

3* Do tax cuts help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

57% Help
19% Hurt
12% No impact
12% Not sure

4* Do increases in government spending help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

25% Help
56% Hurt
9% No impact
9% Not sure

5* Do decreases in government spending help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

52% Help
25% Hurt
11% No impact
11% Not sure

6* Under the Obama administration will your own personal taxes go up, down or stay about the same?

46% Up
12% Down
37% Stay about the same
6% Not sure

7* Under the Obama administration will government spending go up, down or stay about the same?

64% Up
8% Down
23% Stay about the same
5% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence