Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tax Poll - Jan 20-22

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NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Jan. 20-22, 2008. N=1,008 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.1 (for all adults).






"Do you think Congress should or should not pass a tax cut as a way to help stimulate the U.S. economy?" Half sample, MoE ± 4.4 (Form A)












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Should Should Not Depends (vol.) Unsure


% % % %












1/20-22/08




59 26 7 8












1-Mar





66 23 6 5












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Please tell me which of the following statements comes closer to your point of view when it comes to tax cuts. Statement A: Federal tax cuts have been worth it, because they have helped strengthen the economy by allowing Americans to keep more of their own money. Statement B: Federal tax cuts have NOT been worth it, because they have increased the deficit and caused cuts in government programs. Half sample, MoE ± 4.4 (Form B)












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Worth It Not Worth It Depends (vol.) Unsure


% % % %












1/20-22/08




42 45 8 5












10/8-10/05




39 53 4 4












3/31 - 4/3/05




38 54 4 4












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Now here are some things that the federal government could do to help boost and improve the economy. Please tell me how much impact you think each one would have in helping the economy: a great deal of impact, quite a bit of impact, just some impact, or not much impact. . . .












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A Great Deal Quite a Bit Just Some Not Much


% % % %












Lowering taxes for middle- and lower-income taxpayers only












1/20-22/08




40 18 28 12 2












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Lowering taxes for all taxpayers














1/20-22/08




31 17 28 22 2












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Continuing to raise the minimum wage













1/20-22/08




32 14 28 24 2












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Stopping and freezing all subprime mortgage foreclosures for ninety days and creating an automatic rate freeze on subprime mortgages for at least five years












1/20-22/08




28 15 27 18 12












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Extending and broadening unemployment insurance to help Americans who are having difficulty finding work












1/20-22/08




29 13 36 19 3