National Survey of
900 Likely Voters
Conducted December 18-19, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
1* A proposal has been made to extend the Bush administration tax cuts for everyone who makes less than a million dollars a year. Taxes would go up for those who earn more than a million dollars a year but would stay the same for everyone else. Do you favor or oppose this plan?
2* Suppose Congress passes a plan to extend the Bush administration tax cuts for everyone who makes less than a million dollars a year. Nothing else is done, automatic cuts in government spending of about $100 billion a year will go into effect on January 1. This includes cuts in defense spending, Medicare and many other programs. Should Congress and the president allow these automatic spending cuts to go into effect?
3* Is it possible to balance the federal budget primarily by letting the automatic spending cuts go into effect?
4* Suppose Congress raises taxes on those who earn a million dollars or more a year. Should Congress also raise taxes on those who earn between $250,000 a year and a million dollars a year?
5* Should taxes be raised on those who earn between $100,000 and $250,000 a year?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence