Here’s a look at a recent survey conducted with 1,000 likely U.S. voters concerning political candidates and tax increases.
Forty-two percent 42 percent said they are likely to vote for a candidate who promised to oppose all tax increases over one who would only raise taxes on the rich, while 41 percent would vote for the one who would only raise taxes on the wealthy and 17 percent are undecided.
Support for a candidate who would raise taxes on the rich only is down from 45 percent in May and is at its lowest level since November 2010.
The number who would vote for a candidate opposed to all tax increases is at its highest point since June 2012 and marks the smallest gap between the two potential candidates since then.
Sixty-seven percent of Republicans would vote for a candidate who opposed all tax increases, while 67 percent of Democrats would vote for the one who only raised taxes on the rich.