Californians Agree: We Should Tax the Rich
As Congress debates increasing taxes on wealthy corporations and individuals, a new Tulchin Research poll conducted on behalf of Working Hero Action finds that Californians widely back various state-level proposals to raise new revenues from the rich.
Our poll finds that more than 7 in 10 voters favor levying a state wealth tax, favor a “billionaire’s tax” that would raise the state income tax on people with a net worth of over $1 billion, and favor raising state taxes on corporation who exploit loopholes to avoid federal taxes. Notably, the poll finds that all of these proposals attract support from across the political spectrum. Each is backed by overwhelming majorities of Democrats and independents and supported by either a majority or plurality of Republicans.
You can read the full memo here.