A new Gallup poll shows President Obama’s proposed “Buffett Rule,” which raises the marginal tax rate on those Americans making over a million dollars a year, is widely supported by Americans.
A 60 percent majority of Americans polled support the idea, while 37 percent don’t.
Independents support the measure 63-33, Democrats at an even higher rate of 74-24, while Republicans are the only voting bloc to oppose the idea 43-54.
President Barack Obama has expanded his lead over Mitt Romney to nine points among independents in swing states, according to a recent Gallup poll.
The president now leads the former Massachusetts governor 48 percent to 39 percent. Among the same group in February, Obama lead Romney 49 percent to 43 percent.
“The movement toward Obama is essentially due to independents’ changing preferences, because Democrats’ and Republicans’ preferences have been highly stable,” Gallup said in a release accompanying the survey results.
The poll was taken between March 20th and 26th of voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Overall, the president leads Romney in those states 51 percent to 42 percent.
Independents and those swing states are the place to look kids. Don’t worry about California, New York, Texas or Tennessee – we know how those will go. Watch the swing states and the independents in those states.
Click here to vote in the poll. I’m betting FOX News won’t air the actual results.
From Gallup: Americans agree with a number of the job-creation proposals included in Obama’s jobs plan — specifically including the ideas of providing tax cuts to small businesses; providing additional funds for hiring teachers, police officers, and firefighters; and giving tax breaks to corporations for hiring the long-term unemployed.
Slightly less than half favor reducing Social Security taxes for workers and employers.
Romney polls 2 points better than Obama in head to head, but Obama beats Perry.