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Poll: Majority Back Raising Top Tax Rate to 70 Percent

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By    |   Tuesday, 15 January 2019 02:39 PM

Fifty-nine percent of Americans support raising the highest tax rate to 70 percent, while 41 percent oppose the idea, a new survey by The Hill-HarrisX  reveals.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y., has been pushing for the higher tax rate.

Here are how the survey results break down:

  • 45 percent of GOP voters support the proposal, compared to 55 percent who say they are against it.
  • 60 percent of independent voters back the tax idea, while 40 percent oppose it.
  • 71 percent of Democrats support the proposal, compared to 29 percent who oppose it.

The survey, conducted Jan. 12-13, polled 1,001 registered voters. The margin of error is 3.1 percentage points.

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