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Most Voters Continue To Say No to Higher Taxes, More Government Spending

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Rasmussen Reports

Voters continue to believe that raising taxes and increasing government spending will dig our economy deeper in a hole, and they don’t see things getting any better under the Obama administration.  

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey, conducted after last week’s elections, finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters say tax increases will hurt the economy.  Just 18% feel increasing taxes will help our economy, while 14% say it will have no impact. These findings show little change since early April of last year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Similarly, a solid majority (58%) believe increases in government spending will hurt the country fiscally, while only 24% feel it will help.  Ten percent (10%) say more government spending will have no impact.  These findings, too, show little change since June 2009.

Given this information, the bad news for the president is that 64% of voters think under the Obama administration, government spending will go up.  Only seven percent (7%) think it will go down, and another 26% say it will stay the same.

Read More – http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/taxes/november_2010/most_voters_continue_to_say_no_to_higher_taxes_more_government_spending

Tom Tillison


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