Confusion Reigns on Tax Polling
9:05 AM, Aug 6, 2010 • By GARY ANDRES
Raise number paying AMT 50%
Raise capital gains tax 61%
Raise dividend tax 79%
Later this fall, Congress will more vigorously engage the tax debate. Perhaps knowledge will increase as the pending levy increases attract legislative attention and media coverage. In the mean time, voters seem malleable depending on whether questions are framed as letting tax cuts expire, extending tax cuts for the middle class, or whether tax cuts should be repealed. But when it comes to raising taxes – a majority of voters, at least in these battle ground states – appears solidly opposed.