Poll: Republicans think anti-tax pled...

Poll: Republicans think anti-tax pledge is bad idea

Posted in the Minneapolis Forum

Bob Schmahl

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Dec 6, 2012
Poll: Republicans think anti-tax pledge is bad idea

Source: Washington Post

A large majority of registered voters, including 77 percent of Republicans, say itís a bad idea for members of Congress to sign a pledge to never raise taxes on the wealthy, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

Overall, 85 percent of voters said itís a bad idea to sign a pledge to an anti-tax group opposing taxes on corporations or the wealthy under any circumstance.

Itís worth noting that the actual pledge that most Republican members of Congress have signed is a ban on all tax increases; it does not single out the wealthy as Quinnipiac did.

In general, 65 percent of respondents supported higher tax rates for those earning more than $250,000 per year. Sixty-seven percent opposed eliminating the home mortgage interest tax deduction, and 70 percent oppose Medicaid funding cuts. Opinion on gradually raising the Medicare eligibility age is more evenly split; 51 percent oppose.

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