Friday, December 7, 2012

Majority of voters support Obama tax plan hike on high-income families: poll

President Obama was handed some new ammunition in his fight for an upper-class tax hike in the form of a new poll showing public support for the measure.

Nearly two-thirds of registered voters polled by Quinnipiac University support Obama’s plan to raise taxes on families making more than $250,000.
The tax hike on wealthy Americans was backed by 65 percent of the nearly 2,000 voters polled and opposed by 31 percent.

More than half – 53 percent – said they also trust Obama and congressional Democrats more than Republicans to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff – the billions in automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to kick in if a deal is not reached by the end of the year.

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