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52% Support Candidate Who Promises To Raise Taxes On Wealthy

President Obama is standing firm on his position of raising taxes on the nation’s top earners, and most voters say they support a candidate who takes that stance. The president is also proposing new government spending, but voters still don't think that's a good idea.

Fifty-two percent (52%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they would vote for a candidate who promises to raise taxes only on the rich rather than one who promises to oppose all tax increases, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.  Thirty-four percent (34%) would rather vote for a candidate who opposes all tax increases, while 14% more are not sure.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 30-December 1, 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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