60 pc Americans favor raising taxes on wealthy to avoid fiscal cliff, finds poll

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 08:50 hrs

With the fiscal cliff drawing closer, raising taxes on wealthy Americans remains a popular option among Americans.

Americans strongly favor increasing tax on the rich as a way to avoid the fiscal cliff.

The ABC News/Washington Post Poll found that nearly 60 percent Americans support raising taxes on people earning more than 250,000 dollars a year.

The poll found that 73 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of independents are in favor of raising taxes for the wealthy.

According to the poll, Republicans, however, do not think that it will be best option to avoid fiscal cliff, with only 39 percent agreeing to raise taxes on wealthy, ABC News reports.

The poll found that openness to raising taxes on higher-income Americans suggests that views on limiting deductions might gain popularity to the extent that this approach, too, is targeted at the wealthy, the report said. (ANI)

More from Sify: