NEW POLL: Iowans say no cuts, tax corporations!

Majority wants to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid by letting Bush tax cuts expire and making corporations pay their fair share of taxes


A new poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) from April 24-26 and released by Iowa CCI Action Fund, has found that 63 percent of Iowans oppose spending cuts to balance the budget, particularly to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. 59 percent support balancing the budget by letting the Bush-era tax cuts expire, while 63% said corporations do not pay their fair share of taxes.

Voters were read one of the following statements and asked if they strongly agreed, somewhat agreed, somewhat disagreed, or strongly disagreed:

The poll of 633 Iowans represented a broad cross section of active Iowa voters, including a mix of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents that is consistent with current voter registration across Iowa:

CCI Action Fund members say these poll results put both political parties on notice and sends a message to all candidates and elected officials that the 2012 elections in swing-state Iowa will be won and lost on these core issues:

“This poll clearly shows that everyday Iowans believe the best path to a balanced budget is to raise revenue by taxing the corporate 1%, not by cutting vital public programs,” said Barb Kalbach, a 4th generation family farmer from Dexter, Iowa and the CCI Action board president.

“Political parties and candidates are on notice and should guide their campaigns accordingly. Mitt Romney, Steve King, and Tom Latham in particular need to pay attention to this, because their support of the Paul Ryan budget plan stands in direct contrast to the will of the majority of Iowans on these issues.”

The poll has a margin of error of 3.9%. Full results with crosstabs can be accessed here.


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