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Questions - Fiscal Cliff - November 30-December 1, 2012

60% Think Middle-Class Tax Increases Likely in Any Budget Deal
Voters Think Obama More Willing to Deal on ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Than GOP
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted November 30-December 1, 2012

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about the so-called fiscal cliff?

 

2* President Obama has said he wants taxes raised on upper-income Americans as part of any deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. Is the president willing to accept a deal that includes both his tax increases and significant cuts in government spending or will the president insist on tax increases but no spending cuts?

 

3* Congressional Republicans say significant cuts in government spending must be part of any deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. Are Congressional Republicans willing to accept a deal includes both their spending cuts and the president’s tax increases or will Congressional Republicans insist on spending cuts but no tax increases?

 

4* How likely is it that government spending will be significantly reduced over the next few years?

 

5* Suppose the president and Congress agree to a plan that raises taxes on wealthy Americans and cuts spending. How likely is it that middle class taxes would go up too?

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