PCCC Poll: Voters In Virginia, Illinois And New Hampshire Favor Raising Top Income Tax Rates

December 7, 2012 4:51 a.m.

Voters in Virginia, Illinois and New Hampshire favor raising marginal tax rates on income over $250,000 by almost two-thirds in each state, according to new polling data from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling and commissioned by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee provided to TPM.

Sixty-three percent favor that rate hike among Virginia voters, 66 percent said the same in New Hampshire, and 67 percent were for it in Illinois. Thirty-one percent opposed the idea in Virginia, 29 percent in New Hampshire, and 27 percent were against in Illinois. Other polls have shown clear support for the proposal nationally, the latest being an AP survey showing support at 48 percent to 32 percent against it.

The PPP polls used 877 automated interviews with registered voters in Virginia and 800 in Illinois, both conducted Nov. 30-Dec. 2. The New Hamsphire sampled used 1,018 automated interviews with registered voters conducted Nov. 14-15. The sampling error for the Virginia poll was 3.3 percent, 3.5 percent for Illinois, and 31 percent for New Hampshire.

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