Support for Obama's middle class tax cuts, and ending the massive tax cuts the rich got from the Bush administration and Republicans, remains high. The poll, which kos posted on earlier about the general dissatisfaction with the GOP agenda included the tax cuts, and Greg Sargent chronicles it as the sixth major poll to show majority support for the proposal.
We now have a sixth poll: The National Journal Congressional Connection Poll, conducted with the Pew Research Center, finds the same.
The numbers: Twenty nine percent support ending only the tax cuts for the rich, and 28 percent ending all the tax cuts -- meaning a total of 57 percent support letting the tax cuts for the rich expire. Only 29 percent, or less than a third, support the GOP position of keeping all the tax cuts in place.
Support also runs strong among independents, with 28 percent supporting ending the tax cuts for the rich, and 31 percent supporting an end to them all -- a total of 59 percent.
Again, a political winner, particularly when you've got Mitch McConnell saying things like this:
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, announced Monday he will introduce legislation that would ensure that no one pays higher income taxes next year.
"We can't let the people who've been hit hardest by this recession and who we need to create the jobs that will get us out of it foot the bill for the Democrats' two-year adventure in expanded government," McConnell said on the Senate floor.
Again, everybody's wealthy in the Republican view of the world, so of course in his mind the people in the top two percent of income in the country are the ones who were hardest hit in the recession. The other 98% might take exception to that. This is a winner for Dems, and has Republicans in disarray.