Not only that, only 54% of Republicans favor them staying in place.
Obama may not be doing some very popular things when it comes to moderate Republicans and Independents, but keeping this campaign promise seems like a must. Because people aren’t buying the Republicans’ lies about this being a jobs killer because it targets small businesses.
Here’s Gallup’s bottom line…
With about one in three Americans, including a minority of independents and Democrats, in favor of extending the Bush-era tax cuts for all taxpayers, Democrats may not be putting themselves at great political risk by allowing the tax cuts to expire for wealthy Americans. In fact, the middle ground of extending tax cuts for low- and middle-income Americans but allowing them to expire for wealthy Americans — the Democrats’ most likely proposal — is the specific option the public prefers most.