Friday, July 15, 2011

55 Percent Oppose Tax Hike In Debt Ceiling Deal

I was disturbed when I wrote a blog suggesting Obama claimed 80% of the American people want a tax increase. I had to be certain that the president made a mistake. Not only he made a mistake, the president lied. I am not surprise.

(Rasmussen Report) 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.