Yet while 83% of Republicans and 69% of voters not affiliated with either of the major political parties oppose higher taxes to lower the deficit, just 56% of Democrats agree. Twenty-six percent (26%) of those in the president’s party say they’re willing to pay more in taxes to help bring down the deficit.
Eighty-three percent (83%) of Americans say the size of the federal budget deficit is due more to the unwillingness of politicians to cut government spending than to the reluctance of taxpayers to pay more in taxes.
Sixty-six percent (66%) of Americans already believe the country is overtaxed, but 46% expect their taxes to go up under the Obama administration. Just 12% think they will go down.