Dec 06, 2012 1:24 PM GMT
Ask them specific questions, and people show their "socialist" tendencies.
http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-centers/polling-institute/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=1821By a huge 67 - 23 percent margin, voters oppose eliminating the home mortgage interest deduction, but strongly favor, 62 - 28 percent, limiting the deduction to the first $500,000 of mortgage debt. By 56 - 35 percent, voters favor eliminating that deduction for second homes.
Voters 65 - 31 percent support higher taxes on households making more than $250,000 per year, with 84 - 14 percent support from Democrats and 66 - 31 percent support from independent voters. Republicans are opposed 53 - 41 percent.
Voter opinions on issues on the bargaining table:
47 - 40 percent support raising the tax on capital gains;
70 - 25 percent oppose cutting Medicaid spending;
51 - 44 percent oppose gradually raising the age for Medicare eligibility;
55 - 41 percent oppose cuts in military spending;
66 percent believe the best way to reduce the deficit is a combination of tax increases and spending cuts.
Abolish the Electoral College in favor of direct popular vote for president, American voters say 60 - 29 percent. Republican, Democrats and independent voters all support the idea by wide margins.
It's a bad idea to sign a no-tax pledge, voters say 85 - 10 percent, including 77 - 15 percent among Republicans.