According to a new poll by Rasmussen, a staggering 69% of likely voters are against raising taxes to pay of our nation’s debt. On top of that, thirteen percent of likely voters are not sure, making the number against or not-in-favor at 82%. According to the poll, a measly 18% are in favor of increases taxes to pay off the soring debt.
The federal deficit, already at record highs and expected to balloon further, is greater than $13,000,000,000,000; that’s thirteen trillion dollars. Furthermore, it climbs over $10,000 every single second. By the time you read this entire sentence, our deficit has risen approximately $100,000.
The Rasmussen report continues to say that a whopping 83% of likely voters believe that the deficit continues to climb because of politicians’ unwillingness to cut spending. Furthermore, the vast majority, 66%, already believe that people are already over-taxed.
Other polls included in the report:
46% believe their taxes will increase under this administration.
The majority of likely voters also believe that Obamacare will raise the deficit, not lower it as the President has promised
This does not bode well for President Obama, who has spent most of his time in office assuring voters that Stimulus packages and his Health Care reform would lower the debt. It is evident that voters do not believe him.
Cross-Posted at Jumping in Pools