Americans call for payroll tax cut extension

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Americans call for payroll tax cut extension

By more than a 2-1 margin, Americans say they want Congress to pass a payroll tax cut extension.

We put this question to Americans in our national scientific opinion poll: “Should Congress pass the payroll tax cut extension?”

Overall, 54% said yes, 23% said no, and 24% expressed no opinion.

Republicans favored the payroll tax cut extension 60%-32%, Democrats 56%-16%, and independents 45%-28%.

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,098 registered voters nationwide was conducted December 13, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%.

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Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation. Here are the crosstabs for this poll: Poll Position crosstabs – payroll tax cut extension.

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