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Poll indicates further erosion in support for Norquistian tax policy

Posted By Rob Schofield On December 7, 2012 @ 1:05 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

From today’s WaPo [1]:

“Eighty percent of Americans agree on almost nothing (even Olympic swimming [2]!).

But a Quinnipiac University poll [3] released Thursday found exactly such consensus on one of the central issues [4] in the debate over the “fiscal cliff”: 85 percent of registered voters, including 77 percent of Republicans, said it was a “bad idea” for members of Congress to promise to “never increase taxes on corporations or the wealthy under any circumstance”.

While not explicitly mentioned in the poll question, the result has been widely interpreted as gauging support for the anti-tax pledge [5] advocated by Grover Norquist and his group, Americans for Tax Reform.”

Read the entire article by clicking here [1].

 


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[1] today’s WaPo: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/12/07/do-americans-hate-the-norquist-anti-tax-pledge/

[2] Olympic swimming: http://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2012/07/26/National-Politics/Polling/question_6197.xml?uuid=rXiJ2NcIEeGn0g5bPVDVzg

[3] Quinnipiac University poll: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-centers/polling-institute/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=1821

[4] central issues: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-fiscal-cliff-deal-must-include-higher-tax-rates-for-top-earners/2012/12/04/1bffc442-3e52-11e2-bca3-aadc9b7e29c5_story.html

[5] anti-tax pledge: http://www.atr.org/taxpayer-protection-pledge

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