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Questions - Tax Proposals - October 22-23, 2011

41% Concerned Tax Reform Proposals Will Not Generate Enough Money
61% Favor Simpler Tax Code, But Have Doubts About Flat Tax Plans
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted October 22-23, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* Many proposals have been made to reform the tax code. Generally speaking, is it a good idea to get rid of the existing income tax code and replace it with something simpler?

 

2* Should someone who earns twice as much as you do pay twice as much in taxes or more than twice as much in taxes?

 

3* Would you favor or oppose replacing the current tax code with a plan that requires everybody to pay 9% of their income in taxes and a 9% national sales tax?

 

4* A proposal has been made that would eliminate all deductions but allow the first $17,000 that everyone earns to be tax free. There would be no national sales tax. On all income above $17,000, everybody would pay 17% of their income in taxes. Would you favor or oppose this proposal?

 

5* Which concerns you more about tax reform proposals, that they would generate too much money for the federal government or not enough money for the federal government?

 

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