Tags: taxes | economy | election | 2012

Poll: Voters More Optimistic About Personal Finances Than Economy

Monday, 16 Apr 2012 02:35 PM

By Newsmax Wires

A new poll from The Hill shows that likely voters are pessimistic about the economy but optimistic about their own finances.

Only 32 percent of respondents say they are more confident about the economy than they were at the beginning of the year, while 39 percent are less confident, and 28 percent feel about the same.

When it comes to their personal finances, 52 percent of likely voters say they expect them to improve over the next year, while 44 percent say they foresee a turn for the worse.

Those on the left are most optimistic about the economy, with 75 percent of Democrats and almost 80 percent of liberals expecting improvement over the next year.

Meanwhile, those on the right are most pessimistic about their own finances, with 54 percent of Republicans and 63 percent of conservatives predicting their personal finances will worsen during the next year.

As Tax Day looms Tuesday, 45 percent of respondents say their tax burden has increased over the past year, while 35 percent said it has remained the same, and 12 percent say it has shrunk.

When it comes to tax rates, 50 percent of voters say they would support an increase in the top tax rate back to the 39.6 percent rate prevailing during the Clinton administration, while 42 percent are opposed. President Barack Obama has proposed a return to that rate.



© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Boehner's State of Union Survival Tip: Stare at Obama's Head

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 19:07 PM

How to behave when 30 million Americans give your political nemesis their undivided attention in a televised speech and  . . .

Jeb Bush Signals Focus on Middle Class

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 21:15 PM

Jeb Bush is offering policy prescriptions to boost the country's lagging middle class as he edges toward a presidential  . . .

Cornyn Under Fire for Changing Name of Subcommittee He Heads

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 22:30 PM

Sen. John Cornyn is coming under fire for stripping the words "civil rights and human rights" from the name of a subcomm . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved