The OB Rag just ran a poll this past week that asked the question:
Should Congress raise taxes on the most wealthy 2% of Americans to avoid deep cuts in programs from Social Security to Defense?
The answer was overwhelming: 77% of our readers who responded said “Yes”.
Only 19% said “no”. 4% were unsure.
The poll ran from December 11 to the 18th; there were 74 responses.
In contrast, the East County Magazine had the same poll – although for a longer period of time – and the results from their readership were slightly different, probably reflecting the less liberal bent of its readership.
But nevertheless, using the exact same poll question, the East County online mag found that most of its readers agreed with the gist of the OB Rag readers: 63% favored raising taxes on the most wealthy.
34% were against, and 3% were not sure.