Elizabeth Warren has gained in the polls since the first Democratic debate, and her proposal to impose a “wealth tax” has gained support, too. While the idea of a two-percent tax on households with a net worth greater than $50 million was solidly popular back in February, it has only grown in support in the intervening five months.
Now 66% of adults in the U.S. back such a proposal, up from 61% in February. Approval increased among Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike. A full 61% of Republicans age 18-34, and a close 58% of Republicans age 35-54 now approve of Warren’s proposal. Older Democrats are those most likely to approve, as 90% of those 55 and older do.
These data come from the latest New York Times/SurveyMonkey poll, conducted July 1-7.
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Which one of the following issues matters MOST to you right now?
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
Would you say that you and your family are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?
Now looking ahead - do you think that a year from now you and your family will be better off financially, worse off financially, or just about the same as now?
Now turning to business conditions in the country as a whole - do you think that during the next 12 months we'll have good or bad times financially?
Looking ahead, which would you say is more likely to take place in the next five years for the country as a whole:
Thinking about the big things people buy for their homes - such as furniture, a stove, a television… Generally speaking, do you think now is a good or bad time for people to buy major household items?
Do you think the federal government should or should not pursue policies that try to reduce the gap between wealthy and less well-off Americans?
Do you approve or disapprove of a two percent tax on households whose net worth (including income, real estate, stocks, and other investments) is more than $50 million?
Do you support or oppose having a national health plan, sometimes called Medicare-for-all, in which all Americans would get their insurance from a single government plan?
Do you support or oppose providing free tuition to any American who attends a 2- or 4-year public college or university?
Do you support or oppose paying reparations to the descendants of slaves?