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As you may know, the new Graham-Rudman law forces the government to cut about $50 billion dollars from the federal budget deficit by next fall. That amount, $50 billion, could be raised by a 10 percent increase in people's federal income taxes this year. Would you approve or disapprove of such a 10 percent tax increase, if the money raised goes toward reducing the deficit?

1 APPROVE 55036.6%
2 DISAPPROVE 92461.4%
8 DK/NO OPINION 251.7%
9 NA/REFUSED 50.3%
Total 1,504 100%

Based upon 1,504 valid cases out of 1,504 total cases.

Summary Statistics

Location: 18-18 (width: 1; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric


Source: This variable was taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, February 1986.

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