The sense of Congress is that...

Congress needs to take a balanced approach to our debt problem by raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations. They should pay their fair share by giving up tax breaks and special deductions.

239

55%

196

45%

The minority position is that this is the wrong time to raise taxes on anyone. Higher taxes mean more money going to the government, and less money in the economy that businesses can use to hire workers and creat new jobs.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, October 30-November 2, 2011, N=170, margin of error +/-7.52%