The Philadelphia Inquirer

Poll: Most want tax cut for everyone
The Philadelphia Inquirer

A majority of Americans want the Bush tax cuts extended for everyone, despite a strong push by President Obama to eliminate them on higher incomes, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.

The poll found 52 percent of registered voters saying they want all the tax cuts extended, including the tax cuts for incomes above $250,000, while 43 percent want the cuts extended just for incomes below that threshold.

All of the tax cuts first enacted under President George W. Bush are scheduled to expire on Dec. 31. Republicans want to extend them all. Obama wants to continue only those on income below $250,000 annually, and he vows to veto any move by Congress that would continue the higher-end tax cuts.

Young voters ages 18-29 favored tax cuts for everyone by a margin of 69-29, the largest margin of any age group.

Latinos favored tax cuts for all incomes by 62 percent to 36 percent. Whites supported tax cuts for every income by 50 percent to 44 percent. African Americans split, 48 percent for limiting the tax cuts to incomes below $250,000 and 47 percent for extending them to all incomes.

Ce sont les jeunes qui supportent le plus les baisses d’impôts de Bush, on est loin des carrés rouges québécois… C’est probablement pour ça qu’au sud de notre frontière l’avenir est moins sombre.