Got an e-mail alert earlier today to a most interesting tidbit that the AP (yes, the AP!) caught in their recent poll. They found that Americans’
fondness for limited government is significant in this election year because it shows voters prefer the Republican approach in the core partisan dispute over resolving the nation’s fiscal problems.
The AP-GfK poll found that 65 percent favor requiring that people earning $1 million or more annually pay at least 30 percent of their income in taxes. Just 26 percent oppose.
Yet by 56 percent to 31 percent, people picked cutting government services over tax increases as the best way to reduce federal deficits.
They did also find, in line with Obama’s rhetoric, that asking millionaires “pay a significant share of their incomes in taxes is widely popular.” SPending cuts remain a big issue to most Americans. And Republicans need keep that in mind as the campaign heats up.