A new Tulchin Research poll conducted on behalf of the California Federation of Teachers finds that California voters strongly support increasing taxes on the wealthy as a way to balance the state’s budget without additional cuts to essential services.
Given the recent events in Sacramento that saw budget negotiations collapse and efforts launched to find a “Plan B,” a recent statewide survey of likely voters in California has discovered a proposal that could help solve the state’s budget mess – raising taxes on the wealthy. Notably, the poll finds overwhelming support from California voters for a proposal to raise income taxes by 1% on the top 1% of Californians – known as “1% on the 1%” – in order to help balance the state budget and prevent deeper cuts to essential services. Specifically, nearly four out of five voters (78%) support this proposal with more than half of all voters (53%) strongly supporting it.
Intense Support for Taxing 1% on the 1%