New tax plan “class warfare”?
Americans are split over whether President Obama’s new plan to increase taxes for top money-makers amounts to “class warfare” a term used by some of the plan’s critics.
Forty-two percent say it’s wrong to characterize the Obama tax proposal as “class warfare.” In response to a Poll Position national telephone survey, 35% said they believe the tax plan amounted to “class warfare.”
Responses came along partisan lines. Democrats rejected the “class warfare” designation by a 59%-16% margin, while Republicans endorsed it by a 52%-25% margin. Among independents, 42% dismissed the “class warfare” branding, while 40% endorsed it.
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Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,092 registered voters nationwide was conducted September 20, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%.
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