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Poll: Majority of Americans currently don’t support raising taxes for any reason

A majority of American voters are unwilling to have their taxes raised for any reason at the present time,  according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

Voters in the poll were given a variety of policy proposals for which they might support a tax hike. Less than 20% of respondents said they’d like a tax hike to fight climate change; just 16% would support a hike to reduce the U.S. national debt. 

A full 52%, meanwhile, said they “don’t support raising taxes at the present time.” 

Infrastructural repair was the highest response seen for voters willing to accept a tax hike, with 28% of respondents saying they’d be fine paying more taxes to support rebuilding the country’s infrastructure. 

Just the News Daily Poll

RMG Research


The Biden administration is looking to raise taxes on millions of Americans; though Biden promised that his proposed tax hikes would only affect those earning over $400,000, the White House confirmed this week that Biden’s hike could end up raising taxes on Americans earning just $200,000 per year.  

The survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted by Rasmussen on behalf of Just the News using a mixed mode approach from March 11-13, 2021, and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percent. 

Click here to see the poll’s cross-demographic tabulations.

Click here to see the poll’s methodology and sample demographics