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Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 12/13/2010

Tax agreement numbers, support by party

By Jon Cohen

New Washington Post-ABC poll shows broad bipartisan support for tax agreement, but not necessarily its component parts. The breakdowns are below; full question wording here.

                       All  Dem   Rep   Ind   D-R
Overall tax package    69   68    75     68    -7 
Overall, with args.    62   64    63     61    +1  

Elements: 
Unemployment benefits  72   88    55     73   +33
Bush-era cuts for all  54   38    85     49   -47
$5 mil. inheritance    52   52    60     48    -8 
Soc. Sec. payroll      39   37    42     38    -5

Support for all four   11   10    16      9    
Support for three      27   26    30     26     
Support for two        35   35    35     35
Support for one        21   26    14     22 
Support for none        6    3     4      8

%Will help economy     36   39    34     36    +5

By Jon Cohen  | December 13, 2010; 11:56 AM ET
Categories:  Post Polls  | Tags:  washington post poll  
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Comments

if this bill stalls in the House and they all go on recess...

i'm going to be madder than I am at the Broncos having a lousy season..

and that's pretty mad.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | December 13, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

I love that there's a 33% difference between Democrats and Republicans supporting unemployment benefits being extended.

I also love the fact that most people who identify as Republicans still support extending those benefits, unlike most Republicans in Congress, apparently.

Posted by: ravensfan20008 | December 13, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

It's not the Unemployment Benefit Extension, and it's not the Social Security Payroll Tax, and it's not the Inheritance Tax, and it's not the disgusting amount of 'feel good pork and excess' slathered into this Bill...

It's the freaking Bush-Era Tax Cuts for the Wealthy !!

No tax cuts for the wealthy (is that an oxymoron?)....period.

This was a simply-stated plank in the President Obama's campaign realm.

Oh, you mean what candidate's say during campaign's and what they do after being elected are two entirely different things?


Posted by: cjackson3 | December 13, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

What cjackson said.

JUST.

SAY.

NO!

Posted by: WillSeattle | December 13, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

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