Swing-State Voters Favor Taxing The Rich To Lower Deficit: Poll
by Michael McAuliff
WASHINGTON — Republicans may find a resolution to make the rich share more of the pain in debt-reduction “rather pathetic,” but new survey data suggest voters in swing states favor the idea — strongly.
Poll data by the Democratic-aligned Public Policy Polling released Wednesday said voters in Ohio, Missouri, Montana and Minnesota back hiking taxes on the wealthy — even for people with incomes as low as $150,000.
The respondents were asked: “In order to reduce the national debt, would you support or oppose raising taxes on those with incomes over $1,000,000 a year?”