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Voters Not Convinced Tax Increases On Wealthiest Americans Benefit the Economy

Most voters agree that government spending and taxes are too high, but they’re divided over the impact that raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans would have.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters think tax increases on the wealthiest Americans will help the economy, while just as many (39%) think it will hurt the economy. Another 14% think tax increases on the wealthy will have no impact on the economy. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 5-6, 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 February 5-6, 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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