Poll: Nearly 80% Think Everyone Should Pay Some Income Tax

The mainstream media and liberals have incessantly played up Mitt Romney’s comments about the 47% of Americans who do not pay income tax, but nearly 80% of Americans believe everyone should pay some income tax. A majority of Americans agree, in part, with Romney statements about government dependency and Americans having a stake in their government. 

According to a new FOX News poll released on Thursday, 79% of Americans, including 85% of Republicans, 83% of independents, and 71% of Democrats, surveyed believe everyone should pay something in income taxes, even if it’s as low as 1%.

In addition, 63% feel Romney’s comments about dependence on government, which were secretly captured on video, are mostly (36 percent) or somewhat true (27 percent).  

The poll found that 76 percent of Americans think the “average American” is somewhat dependent on government.

Seventy-three percent of those surveyed in the poll were familiar with Romney’s comments about the 47% of Americans who do not pay federal income tax.

Anderson Robbins Research, a Democratic firm, and Shaw & Company Research, a Republican firm, conducted the poll for FOX News and surveyed 1,092 likely voters from September 24 to 26. The poll’s margin of error is +/- three percentage points. 


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