National Presidential Tracking Survey
Conducted January 19-20, 2015
Survey of 800 Likely Voters
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about President Obama’s new tax plan?
2* The president is proposing $320 billion in tax increases on the wealthiest Americans, including raising capital gains and inheritance taxes, in an effort to pay for initiatives that he says will benefit lower- and middle-class taxpayers. Do you favor or oppose the tax increases the president is proposing?
3* If taxes are raised on the wealthiest Americans, will it help the economy, hurt the economy or have no impact on the economy?
4* Suppose the president and Congress agree to a plan that raises taxes on wealthy Americans. How likely is it that middle class taxes would go up too?
5* Do Americans pay higher taxes or lower taxes than citizens in most other countries, or is the level of taxation about the same?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence