42% Think Raising Taxes on $250,000-Plus Incomes Will Help Economy
A plurality of voters nationwide believes that raising taxes on those who earn more than $250,000 a year would help the economy, but there are sharp partisan differences of opinion.
Overall, 42% of Likely U.S. Voters think that raising taxes on those upper income Americans would benefit the economy. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 30% believe such a tax hike would hurt the economy. Nineteen percent (19%) say it would have no impact (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 11-12, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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