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Poll: 73 Percent Support ‘The Buffett Rule’, Including 66 Percent Of Republicans
Kyle Leighton | September 27, 2011, 3:41PM
Ever since President Barack Obama proposed raising taxes on millionaires as part of a debt reduction package, Republicans have been refining their defense for resisting the change. These are the job creators, they argue, and economic growth will be hampered if they have to pay more income to the government. But it looks like they may have to find something more effective.
In the first public polling available on the so-called "Buffett Rule" specifically -- the proposal to raise taxes on millionaires advocated by billionaire investor Warren Buffett -- Daily Kos/SEIU's weekly "State of the Nation" surveyasked the following: Do you support or oppose ensuring that people who make over a million dollars a year pay the same percentage of taxes or more on their total income as those who make less than a million dollars a year?
The answer wasn't close. 73 percent supported the idea, versus 16 percent who did not, and 11 percent who were unsure. The poll was of 1,000 registered voters.
more: Poll: 73 Percent Support 'The Buffett Rule', Including 66 Percent Of Republicans | TPMDC
Sixteen percent think it's a bad idea, and 11 percent aren't sure. What, are they gluttons for punishment? Yes, please let the millionaires pay a lower percentage than me! :burp: