The sense of Congress is that...

We should keep the capital gains tax rate at 15 percent where it is today. Raising capital gains taxes now would hurt economic growth at a time when the economy desperately needs to create more jobs.





The minority position is that we should let the Bush tax cuts on capital gains expire. That would raise the tax rate on capital gains from 15 to 20 percent, which would provide critically needed revenue, and ensure that the rich pay their fair share.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, June 20-June 23, 2010, N=290, margin of error +/-5.75%