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Pew: People Like the Tax Deal

The dog barks, but the caravan moves on.

4:23 PM, Dec 13, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
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What do you know, bloggers and talk show hosts do not necessarily represent the American public. Pew runs the numbers and finds that a sizable majority backs the tax deal:

The agreement between President Obama and congressional Republicans to extend tax cuts and unemployment benefits is getting strong bipartisan support. Overall, 60% approve of the agreement while just 22% disapprove. 

There are virtually no partisan differences in opinions about the agreement – 63% of Democrats approve of it, as do 62% of Republicans and 60% of independents. Among Democrats, liberals are as supportive of the agreement as are conservative and moderate Democrats.

Numbers like these make passage of the tax deal all the more likely. And once that happens, we can start rolling back spending to pre-recession levels while considering plans to restructure America's entitlement programs.

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