July 31, 2012
Gallup: Increasing Taxes on the Wealthy Is Lowest Priority Issue, Even Among Obama Voters
- Human Events, Taxing the Wealthy Isn’t a Priority for Voters
- New York Post, Obama’s Rich-Tax Misfire: Last on Voters’ List
- NPR, Poll: Jobs Should Be Next President's Priority; Tax Fairness? Not So Much
- Politico, Obama Supporters Lukewarm on Tax Push
- USA Today, New USA Today/Gallup Poll: Americans Rank Tax Hikes on Wealthy as Lowest Priority, Place Job Creation on Top
- Washington Examiner, Obama’s Dead Last Agenda
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I have to wonder how the responses would change if the question changed to "raising new revenue." After all, reducing the deficit received 16 more percentage points.
Posted by: Scipio | Jul 31, 2012 12:45:01 PM
Sorry -- misread that table. Please disregard.
Posted by: Scipio | Jul 31, 2012 12:46:20 PM
What is interesting is that with the exception of reducing government corruption, everything on the list probably requires increasing taxes on someone.
If the question were, "As between the rich, the middle class, and the poor, who should pay more taxes than they are currently paying?" I wonder how the answers would come out.
Posted by: Anon | Jul 31, 2012 10:27:59 PM
Considering the top 5 issues on the list have all been priorities in romneys campaign, and all issues where obama is perceived as weak, I'd say this survey looks pretty good for Romney.
Posted by: richard40 | Aug 1, 2012 2:44:42 PM
To Scipio. "What is interesting is that with the exception of reducing government corruption, everything on the list probably requires increasing taxes on someone."
nonsense. The best way to create jobs would be to reduce taxes, not hike them. And the best way to stabilize SS and medicare and reduce the deficit is spending cuts. And improving schools does not require more money, but better spending of the money we have, and breaking the monopoly of the corrupt teachers unions. Setting high moral standards takes no money at all, just basic honesty.
Posted by: richard40 | Aug 1, 2012 3:06:40 PM