Fifty-four percent (54%) of U.S. voters say tax cuts for the middle class are more important than new spending for health care reform, even as President Obama's top economic advisers signal that tax hikes may be necessary.Read more at Rasmussen Reports
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, taken Monday and Tuesday nights, finds that 34% disagree and say new spending for health care reform is more important. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure.
It is important to note that this question asked about new government spending for health care reform rather than about the overall concept of health care reform itself.
The partisan and ideological divide on the question is sizable. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Democrats say new spending for health care reform is the priority. But 80% of Republicans and 62% of voters not affiliated with either party favor tax cuts for the middle class.
Seventy percent (70%) of liberals say new spending is more important, while 76% of conservatives prefer tax cuts.
Recent polling shows that 48% of voters now rate the U.S. health care system as good or excellent. That figure has increased significantly since the Congressional debate on health care began.
Originally posted at TONY PHYRILLAS