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Toplines - Bush Tax Cuts - August 1-2, 2010

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted August 1-2, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

 

 

1* Closely have you followed recent news stories about tax cuts implemented during the Bush Administration that will expire soon?

 

41% Very closely

33% Somewhat closely

18% Not very closely

  6% Not at all

  2% Not sure

 

2* If the Bush Administration tax cuts are allowed to expire, will that help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

 

22% Help

51% Hurt

13% No impact

14% Not sure

 

3* Should the Bush Administration tax cuts be extended or should the tax cuts end this year?

 

54% Tax cuts should be extended

30% Tax cuts should end this year

16% Not sure

 

4*  Suppose you had a choice between extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans or extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy. Which would you prefer?

 

48% Extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans

40% Extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy

12% Not sure

 

5* If taxes are increased only for Americans who earn more than $250,000 a year, is that good for the economy, bad for the economy, or does it have no impact on the economy?

 

33% Good

38% Bad

15% No impact

14% Not sure

 

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