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Americans in Poll Back Taxing Rich, Maintaining Entitlements
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Americans in Poll Back Taxing Rich, Maintaining Entitlements

By Mike Dorning

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- More than two-thirds of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, say wealthier people should pay more in taxes to bring down the budget deficit, and even larger numbers think Medicare and Social Security benefits should be left alone.

That sentiment on taxes is at odds with the Republican presidential candidates, who will meet tonight in a Bloomberg- Washington Post-sponsored debate focused on economic issues.

More than 8 out of 10 Americans say the middle class will have to make financial sacrifices to cut the federal deficit even as the public just as strongly opposes higher taxes on middle-income families, according to a Bloomberg-Washington Post national poll conducted Oct. 6-9.

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The Republican candidates will address the budget deficit among the issues covered in tonights debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, that will be the first of the campaign to focus on the economy. The event beginning at 8 p.m. Washington time will be broadcast on Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, and New Hampshires television station WBIN-TV.

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