Paul L. CaronDean
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
By Paul Caron
Gallup: Americans Want Next President to Prioritize Jobs, Corruption; Lowest priorities are Taxing Wealthy and Environmental Problems:
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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 9:45:01 AM
Sorry -- misread that table. Please disregard.
Posted by: Scipio | Jul 31, 2012 9:46:20 AM
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 7:27:59 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 11:44:42 AM
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 12:06:40 PM
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