Gallup: Americans support ‘Buffett Rule’; raising taxes on rich

Those Congressmen and women who think Americans don’t want to increase taxes on the country’s top earners may have to rethink their position:

In a Gallup poll conducted from Sept. 15-18, a supermajority of those surveyed said they would support the closing of tax loopholes currently aiding corporations, and a two-thirds majority support raising taxes on individuals who earn over $200,000 and families that earn over $250,000.

See the full survey results here.

In response to President Obama’s proposal to increase taxes on some corporations by¬†eliminating certain tax deductions, 70 percent support the proposal and 26 percent disagree with it.

In response to the president’s proposal to increase income taxes on individuals and families making over $200,000 and $250,000, respectively, 66 percent said they would support such a measure and 32 percent said they would oppose it.