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AP Poll: Public Wants To Wait For Tax Cuts

From Obama’s shameless lickspittle minions at the Associated Press:

AP poll: Public seems willing to wait on tax cuts


WASHINGTON (AP) — People want the tax cuts promised during the presidential campaign, but may be willing to wait while President-elect Obama takes on the larger issue of fixing the economy.

Eighty percent say trimming personal tax rates should be a goal when the new president takes office in January, but only 36 percent say the cuts should a very top priority, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. That was less than half the 84 percent who cited improving the economy as a No. 1 goal, and the 80 percent who said creating jobs should be a paramount task.

“I don’t think it’s going to work in this instance,” said Ryan Anderson, 31, a Democrat from Bloomington, Minn., who thinks tax reductions would have little impact on most families’ budgets. “That’s kind of like shooting a BB gun at a freight train.”

Obama promised to cut taxes for working families during the campaign…

Amid such talk, 72 percent in the AP-GfK poll voiced confidence Obama will make the changes needed to revive the stalling economy. Underscoring how widely the public is counting on its new leader, 44 percent of Republicans joined nearly all Democrats and most independents in expressing that belief…

The poll shows trust in Obama’s ability to succeed is even broader, at least for now. Sixty-eight percent said they think when he takes office in January, the new president will be able to enact the policies he pushed during his presidential campaign…

Highlighting anew how the Iraq war has faded as a paramount public concern, only half in Tuesday’s AP-GfK poll said they wanted Obama to make a U.S. troop withdrawal a top focus, with far more Democrats than Republicans saying so.

Until the weakening economy overtook Iraq as the No. 1 problem on the public’s mind nearly a year ago, Obama’s pledge to set a timetable for withdrawing troops from the war was his highest-profile issue.

Half said they wanted national health care coverage — another Obama priority — to be a No. 1 concern, though few Republicans agreed. Permitting offshore oil drilling, a major GOP campaign issue, drew support as a top priority from just over one-third, mostly Republicans…

The AP-GfK poll was conducted Nov. 6-10 and involved cell and landline telephone interviews with 1,001 adults. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Of course this is all based on a highly scientific poll. And there was nothing done to skew the results (a pdf file):

The AP didn’t just make it up to help the President Select.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “AP Poll: Public Wants To Wait For Tax Cuts”

  1. fluffy says:

    I’m waiting, but I’m pretty sure my taxes will go up. My wife and I pay 25% to the IRS. When the Bush ‘tax cut for the richest whatever’ expires, we will pay 31%. If we weren’t doing quite so well, we would only be paying 28%.

    I make a pretty good burger, maybe I should make a career switch to McDonald’s so our taxes don’t rise too much.

  2. proreason says:

    Why didn’t AP just interview the Democrats in Congress? They represent the people. No need to waste time asking 100 citizens silly questions about taxes. They will do what the comissars say, of course. Otherwise, it’s the gulag.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    Just for sh_tz and giggles….howz about a poll that is taken of voters that think the “Tax cut” will NEVER happen. C’mon now….letz see doez hands!! OK…Now lets see the hands of those that know there is a Tax increase acoming. Nothin’ scientific about this poll. 1+1=2 and not the other way around.
    Bullship the fans and not the players!!

  4. 14 pages.

    Totally fair & balanced. What’s yer problem?

    He has a mandate, ya know….

  5. wytammic says:

    I never get polled. :(

  6. Lipstick on a PIAPS says:

    EXACT same dog and pony show from Bill Clinton’s Middle class tax cut campaign of 1992. He and the Congress RAISED taxes that Sen Daniel P. Moynahan D-NY called the highest in WORLD History.Good news was that in 94 we got a Republican Congress. Can History repeat?!?! We can only watch and wait.

  7. JohnMG says:

    Lipstick on a PIAPS; …..”Can History repeat?!?!…..”

    A few years later, Slick Willie told us that, indeed, he raised our taxes too much. He also said he’d like to give us some of our money back but….”how do we know you’d spend it the right way”.

    Fasten your seatbelts. It would seem the euphoric masses are willing to do whatever “the One” asks.

  8. Liberals Demise says:

    JohnMG….at least we knew that Clinton was a Third World Chicken Plucker, womanizer, cheater, Back stabber, draft dodger,pot puffer and World Class Liar!! All we know of B HO is he’s a senator, (which means he a liar,stealer, ect) his friends are radicals, racists and loons, he is a socialist and he has family everywhere!! Not one hunk of substance anywhere at all. Everything about him is a STATE SECRET!! Oh….and he wants to bring back the Heady Days of CAMELOT!! Only, his version is more like SPAMOSLOTH!!

  9. Professor_Repulso says:

    Provided fuel prices are at the same levels on 1/20/09, would it not be reasonable to expect a doubling or even quadrupling of the federal fuel tax?

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