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Questions - Taxes and Government Spending - August 16-17, 2012

43% Like Candidate Who’ll Tax the Rich; 41% Prefer One Against All Tax Hikes
Voters Still See Cuts in Taxes, Spending As Better for Economy
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted August 16-17, 2012

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?

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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