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Latest poll from Rasmussen shows that 57%.
Of voters -- gave up raising taxes on people making more than two and and 50000 dollars a year.
Joining us now of course Scott Rasmussen from Rasmussen Reports.
Is that number 57% of is that up or down -- it since before the election.
It's not just a little bit but what we're seeing is Democrats overwhelmingly support the concept unaffiliated voters tend to support it.
Two out of three Republicans don't.
And -- I think the most fascinating part of it all is that people don't see this as a path to reducing the deficit only 19%.
Think that raising these taxes is the way to reduce the deficit.
It's a fairness issue in the minds of most Americans that the way again soul -- it -- us.
Issue they've -- it for -- I want more of it because the government needs the money so it's.
You know that's the way it is easy beats up on the -- that's what it is is that.
Well that's part of -- now here's the other part that I find really interesting.
Among those -- 100000 dollars or more past say it's okay we can we can -- -- -- a little bit more.
However what we said okay is a better to raise rates or cut those deductions.
People who make more than a 100000 dollars Europe adamantly opposed to having their personal deductions removed or phased out.
They're much more comfortable and increase in the rates.
Do you have any figure -- on people making more than 250000.
Dollars a year who would Napolitano and they just haven't yet we don't have -- under the good enough sample on that -- so we're not sure -- -- -- give you some numbers on that.
If you look overall what we -- know in general.
Is that people who are in the lower or middle income categories are more resistant to tax hikes than people were a little bit more.
Because people were a little bit more can afford and that is their attitude as well as there's lower income people's view.
I think that the administration the Democrats are gonna grab this report this 57%.
And say look.
We gonna do this we are gonna raise tax rates on the rich I mean if you look at your entire uphold that they gonna use this as as ammunition if you like to do it.
And I think you've got another poll.
That looks at the likelihood of whether we get a deal this fiscal cliff deal by January because what's the number that.
Say it's at least somewhat likely we get a deal 42% say it's not.
Now most people -- somewhere in between only 15%.
Say it's very likely only 14% say not all likely.
-- about seven out of ten Americans are saying I'm not really sure I think it's going one way or the other.
And the other thing that they're very confident about.
Is even if we get a short term fiscal cliff deal hardly anybody expects a longer term deal to rein in entitlements spending or military spending.
I was pretty grim outlook Scott Rasmussen thank you very much and -- appreciated thanks Stuart you know.
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