Urbin Report

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Who do you trust?

From the Washington Times:

In a poll conducted Saturday and Sunday, Gallup found that a near-majority of 48 percent of Americans "believe their income taxes would be increased if Kerry is elected president, 13 percent say they would be decreased and 34 percent say they would remain the same."
Even among Mr. Kerry's base of supporters, those making less than $50,000 a year, 44 percent said they expect the Democratic presidential nominee would raise their taxes if elected, while 16 percent said he would cut them and 35 percent said they would stay the same.
"A [55 percent] majority of Americans who make at least $50,000 and less than $100,000 ... believe their income taxes would in fact be raised if Kerry were elected," the pollsters said.
"Conversely, most Americans, 57 percent, think their taxes would stay the same if [President] Bush is re-elected, while 25 percent would expect a tax increase and 13 percent a tax cut,"