Poll: Voters Worried About Inequality of Income

Monday, 31 Oct 2011 03:39 PM

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The unequal distribution of income has increased markedly over the last 30 years, and more and more Americans are coming to worry about that development. A new poll from The Hill shows that 55 percent of likely voters see income inequality as a big problem for the country.

Another 19 percent see it as somewhat of a problem, while 14 percent say it’s not much of a problem, and 7 percent say it’s no problem at all.

Meanwhile, 67 percent of voters believe the middle class is shrinking, compared to just 14 percent who say the middle class is growing, and another 14 percent who believe it is staying the same.

When it comes to taxes, 29 percent of voters say the current income tax system isn’t fair at all, 39 percent say it’s not very fair, 24 percent say it’s somewhat fair, and only 6 percent say it’s very fair.

When asked what kind of tax system they prefer, 58 percent opted for a graduated system, which is what we have now, while 35 percent preferred a flat tax.

Voters were evenly divided as to which party’s approach to tax policy they prefer, with 44 percent choosing Republicans and 43 percent choosing Democrats. That’s well within the poll’s 3 percentage point margin of error.






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