Americans want their government to create jobs through spending on public works, investments in alternative energy or skills training for the jobless.Raising taxes on the rich was popular across party lines too: About half of Republicans back the idea and it is more popular among Democrats and Independents.
They also want the deficit to come down. And most are ready to hand the bill to the wealthy.
A Bloomberg National Poll conducted Dec. 3-7 shows two- thirds of Americans favor taxing the rich to reduce the deficit.
Steve Benen summarized the polls results best:
In other words, here's a poll showing widespread support for the Democratic economic agenda.That's because mainstream America is rational, unlike those teabagger Republicans whose only answer for every problem is cut taxes, cut taxes...
(Cross-posted at Blogging for MI.)