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Toplines - Tax Cuts - August 3-4, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted August 3-4, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* Has President Obama cut taxes for 95% of Americans?

15% Yes
49% No
36% Not sure

2* To cover the cost of health care reform, how likely is it that taxes will have to be raised on the middle class?

59% Very likely
17% Somewhat likely
14% Not very likely
4% Not at all likely
7% Not sure

3* If you had to make a choice which is more important—tax cuts for the middle class or new spending for healthcare reform?

54% Tax cuts for the middle class
34% New spending for health care reform
12% Not sure

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