Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rasmussen: 55% of voters oppose tax hikes as part of debt ceiling deal

President Obama has threatened to take his position on the debt ceiling to the American people id Republicans won't cave and give him a deal he likes. It doesn't look like that would be a good plan for him.
(Rasmussen) — As the Beltway politicians try to figure out how they will raise the debt ceiling and for how long, most voters oppose including tax hikes in the deal.
Just 34% think a tax hike should be included in any legislation to raise the debt ceiling. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% disagree and say it should not.
There is a huge partisan divide on the question. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Democrats want a tax hike in the deal while 82% of Republicans do not. Among those not affiliated with either major political party, 35% favor a tax hike and 51% are opposed.

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