Argument: Majority support expiring Bush tax cuts for wealthy
An August 2010 CNN/Opinion Research poll found that 51 percent of Americans support repealing Bush's tax cuts for the wealthiest families. Another poll by Society for Human Resource Management and National Journal Congressional Connection found: "30 percent of Americans believe all of Bush's 2001 and 2003 cuts should stay in place. That compared to 31 percent who believed that all of them should be repealed. Twenty-seven percent take the route Obama campaigned on: Tax cuts for the wealthy should be repealed, while the others should stay in place. [. . .] Independents hewed closest to the overall sample. Twenty-seven percent said all the tax cuts should be kept in place. Thirty-two percent said they all should be repealed. Twenty-seven percent said the tax cuts for the wealthy should be repealed, but the middle class cuts should be kept in place."