Hill Poll: Voters Favor Lower Tax Rates on Wealthy, Corporations

Monday, 27 Feb 2012 02:39 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Many surveys have shown that Americans favor higher taxes for the wealthy. But when asked to choose actual income tax rates for rich people, 75 percent of likely voters in a poll from The Hill specified a rate lower than the current 35 percent.

And a bare majority of that 75 percent chooses a rate of 20 percent or below for families earning more than $250,000.

Here’s how the numbers shake out:
— 21 percent of respondents recommend a rate below 20 percent;
— 17 percent recommend a rate of 20 percent;
— 23 percent recommend a 25 percent rate;
— 14 percent recommend a 30 percent rate;
— 13 percent recommend a 35 percent rate;
— 4 percent recommend a 40 percent rate;
— no one recommends a 45 percent rate.

President Barack Obama seeks a rate of about 40 percent starting next year.

A 73 percent majority of likely voters also favors a lower top rate for corporate income taxes. The ceiling is now 35 percent. Here's how these numbers shake out:
— 17 percent of respondents favor a top rate of less than 20 percent;
— 14 percent favor a 20 percent top rate;
— 25 percent favor a 25 percent rate;
— 17 percent favor a 30 percent rate;
— 11 percent favor a 35 percent rate;
— 4 percent favor a 40 percent rate;
— 1 percent favor a 45 percent rate;
— 5 percent favor a rate above 45 percent.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
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

North Korean Detainee Reunites with Family in Ohio

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 09:26 AM

An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea returned to a very emotional homecoming Wednesday amid tears  . . .

Rabbit Massages, Gambling Monkeys in Coburn's Final Wastebook

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 09:12 AM

In his final “Wastebook” – Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn’s annual report of wasteful government spending – the retiring Repub . . .

NYT: Nation Steadily Losing Confidence in Obama

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 08:15 AM

The nation is losing confidence in President Obama and his administration with every passing month, according to an anal . . .

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