Who Will Raise Taxes? Try Clinton, Bush, And Perot

Americans know which Presidential candidate will raise their taxes: all three. But maybe the public is resigned to that fate. A majority--56%--now say they'd rather have the federal government trim the deficit than cut taxes for the middle class. That's up from 48% when we asked the same question almost a year ago. And they're a bit more willing to see a variety of tax hikes, ranging from higher income levies on the wealthy to more gas taxes. Still, Americans aren't wild about Ross Perot's plans to raise revenues--or about Perot: 58% say he's just on an ego trip and he'll only disrupt the race for the White House.

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