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Questions - Taxes on the Wealthy - January 19-20, 2015

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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