Editor’s note: Even a Rasmussen poll, normally held up by the tea party to make a point, shows that most voters would opt for a congressional candidate who balances spending cuts with tax hikes over one who’s totally opposed to any tax increases. Is Tom McClintock listening?
“Both major political parties are looking to next year’s elections to resolve the nation’s budget stalemate, and for now most voters would opt for a congressional candidate who balances spending cuts with tax hikes over one who’s totally opposed to any tax increases.
“Fifty-six percent (56%) of Likely U.S. Voters would be more likely to support a candidate for Congress who said that a balanced approach including spending cuts and increased tax revenue is needed to reduce the federal debt. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 34% would be more likely to favor a candidate who promised to vote against all tax hikes.
“Given the dividing lines in the current political debate, the partisan split is predictable, but Democrats are more passionate about their position than Republicans are. Fifty-four percent (54%) of Republicans would prefer a candidate who is against all tax increases. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Democrats – and 56% of voters not affiliated with either of the major parties – would favor a candidate who supports a mix of spending cuts and increased taxes.”
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