The sense of Congress is that...

It makes no sense to raise capital gains taxes since it will reduce revenue for the government. That would increase the deficit and hurt economic growth.

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44%

229

49%

The minority position is that we should raise taxes on capital gains for the wealthy, regardless of whether or not it will increase revenue for the government, because we need to ensure fairness.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, May 1-May 4, 2012, N=210, margin of error +/-6.76%