Gallup Poll Shows That Most Americans Want Extensions for Both Tax Cuts and Unemployment Benefits

Jillian Bandes

12/9/2010 10:49:48 AM - Jillian Bandes
66% of Americans are supportive of the two major elements of the tax agreement: extension of unemployment benefits, and extension of tax cuts, according to a poll released today. That number is the sum total of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. From Gallup:
This differs slightly from a November Gallup poll giving Americans three options for extending the Bush tax cuts. That poll found 40% in favor of extending the tax cuts for all Americans, 44% in favor of extending them with limits on tax breaks for the wealthy, and 13% in favor of letting the tax breaks expire altogether. Nevertheless, the results of the new question suggest that, while the compromise position on taxes may not be their ideal, most Americans would support congressional passage of it.