Democrats losing debate over tax cuts say voters

Rasmussen Reports:

Democrats in the Senate are talking of cutting back President Obama's pledge of tax cuts for most Americans in the face of record deficits. But 63% of U.S. voters now say tax cuts would help the economy, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

That’s up from 56% in February and marks the highest level found in years of tracking this question. Scott Rasmussen has posed this polling question regularly since the mid-nineties and Rasmussen Reports now tracks it on a monthly basis.

Only 13% say tax cuts would hurt the economy, down from 16% a month ago.

Most voters (51%) believe increasing taxes would hurt the economy, the highest reading on this question since early January. Just under a quarter (23%) of voters say tax increases would help the country's economic situation.

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Republicans would be wise to remember this when they introduce the specifics of their budget proposal. If they do and the Democrats reject their proposals, they will have a leg up with the voters in the 2010 races.

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