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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:11 PM

Public on Obama’s side in tax-hike drive, poll finds

Some bad news for Republicans trying to hold back tax increases on the wealthy as part of a fiscal cliff deal: A Politico/George Washington University Battleground Poll finds that 60% of likely American voters favor raising taxes on households making more than $250,000 a year.

That support dovetails neatly with President Barack Obama’s position – a stance that some Republicans are grudgingly coming around to….

The poll found that only 38% believe the Republicans’ argument that raising taxes on households earning more than $250,000 would hurt the economy, whereas 58% don’t buy it…..

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/election/2012/12/10/public-on-obamas-side-in-tax-hike-drive-poll-finds/?mod=wsj_streaming_stream

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:18 PM

1. And they will remain on his side

as long as theres no cuts to SS, Medicare, or Medicaid.

If any of those happen he will lose most of them.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:23 PM

2. Just looked at the whole poll. One thing that's interesting

Is that when you ask if the government should "cut spending across the board", it gets almost 70% approval. But then when you name individual programs to cut like Medicare and Social Security it's much lower. I think other polls have found the same to be true for other programs.

It's discouraging that only 37% of voters in the poll support defense cuts. They are always tough politically because people don't realize how much waste is in the defense budget.

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