The sense of Congress is that...

We will never tax our way out of the deficit. The way to reduce the deficit is to restrain government spending and reform our tax code to generate more economic growth.

185

40%

250

54%

The minority position is that we need to raise taxes on the wealthy. We must have more tax revenue if we are ever going to reduce the deficit and make the wealthy pay their fair share.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, May 2-May 5, 2012, N=210, margin of error +/-6.76%