51% Favor Candidate Who Promises To Raise Taxes Only On Rich
Most voters support a candidate who promises to raise taxes only on the wealthiest Americans. At the same time, the number who feels increases in government spending will help the economy is at a new high.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely Voters favor a candidate who would raise taxes only on the rich. Thirty-eight percent (38%) would rather support a candidate who promises to oppose all tax increases, while 11% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 15-16, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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