A new poll by McClatchy/Marist finds that most Americans — including those on the low end of the income spectrum — favor keeping the Bush tax cuts in place for all Americans. According to the poll, 52 percent of registered voters say they want all of these tax cuts extended, including those for incomes above $250,000. 43 percent want the cuts extended just for incomes below that threshhold.
The results are essentially the same for voters at the lower end of the income spectrum. Those making less than $50,000 per year supported tax cuts for all incomes by 53 percent to 41 percent.
Whites and Hispanics both want to see the tax cuts for everyone, with Hispanics favoring this position more than whites. African-Americans were evenly divided.
Perhaps the most striking result was among voters ages 18-29. They favor tax cuts for everyone by a margin of 69-29, the largest margin of any age group.
Maybe there is hope for this country after all.