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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:51 PM

Gallup: Americans Favor "Buffett Rule" by 60% to 37%

Source: Gallup

Americans Favor "Buffett Rule" by 60% to 37%

Majorities of Democrats, independents in favor, Republicans oppose

by Frank Newport

PRINCETON, NJ -- Six in 10 Americans favor Congress passing the so-called "Buffett Rule," which would mandate a minimum 30% tax rate for Americans with a household income of $1 million per year or more. Majorities of both Democrats and independents favor the policy, while a majority of Republicans oppose it.

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Given President Obama's persistent emphasis this year on the need to increase taxes on higher-income Americans, and his adoption of a "fair share, fair shot, equal playing rules" campaign theme, it is not surprising to see that Democrats favor the Buffett Rule by almost a three-to-one ratio. More than six in 10 independents, a critically important group in an election year, favor the law. Republicans oppose the law by an 11-point margin, with 54% against and 43% in favor.

Americans in general say that the distribution of money and wealth in this country is not fair, and that money and wealth should be more evenly distributed. Plus, 59% of Americans last year agreed that households making $250,000 or more per year should pay higher taxes. The current results reinforce these findings and underscore the now well-documented conclusion that Americans in general support various proposals for increasing taxes on higher-income Americans.

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Read more: http://www.gallup.com/poll/153887/Americans-Favor-Buffett-Rule.aspx

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:06 PM

1. No man should be so rich he has nothing left to buy but his government.

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:11 PM

2. Kicked and recommended. nt

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