Elon Poll: North Carolina Backs Millionaires' Tax Hike

A university's poll of North Carolina residents finds President Barack Obama and Democrats are persuasive when they say millionaires should pay higher taxes.

The Elon Poll released Friday found that two-thirds of the people polled support raising taxes on Americans with incomes over $1 million per year, an idea Democrats have floated to pay for job stimulus and debt reduction. Nearly three out of 10 oppose the millionaire's surtax, while few are left undecided.

The poll has a sampling error margin of 4 percentage points.

The survey of 529 North Carolina adults was conducted between Sunday and Wednesday. Pollsters questioned participants who were at home and using either land-line or cell phones.

The poll does not measure eligible or likely voters, but takes a snapshot of general public opinion.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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