National Survey of 1,000 Likely
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?
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?
15% No impact
14% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence