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49% Expect Tax Hikes If Democrat Elected in 2020

Cutting taxes remains an important voting issue for 2020, but voters think it’s more likely taxes will go up, especially if the Democratic nominee wins the White House.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters think their taxes are more likely to go up if the Democratic presidential nominee defeats President Trump next year. Only 15% say taxes are more likely to go down, while 29% expect them to remain about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 23-24, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 23-24, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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