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Poll: Quincy residents opposed to progressive tax increase

5 months, 4 weeks ago From Illinois Policy Institute

Almost 70 percent of Quincy residents polled are opposed to, or unsure about, the proposed progressive income tax increase

A "We Ask America" poll of Quincy residents found that almost 70 percent of taxpayers polled are opposed to, or unsure about the proposed progressive income tax structure in Illinois.
 
Only 33 percent support a progressive tax increase. 
 
Tax hike proponents are heralding a progressive tax as a "tax on the rich" but the proposed tax rates would increase rates on anyone making over $18,000.
 
New polling shows Quincy residents see through the rhetoric and are weary of another tax hike. 
 
Some highlights from the poll include:  
  • Two-thirds of Quincy taxpayers are either uncertain or opposed to changing the Illinois Constitution to allow for a progressive income tax. 
  • Quincy Democrats are almost evenly split on their opinion of a progressive tax. 
  • Less than a quarter of Quincy Republicans support a progressive tax structure in the state. 
 
Illinois taxpayers are just 10 months away from some financial relief with the sunset of the 67 percent tax hike of 2011. Changing Illinois' constitution to allow for a progressive income tax would mean a tax increase for many middle- and working-class taxpayers. 
 
To view the full poll results and cross-tabs, visit: http://illinoispolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/IPI-Quincy-VERSION-B.pdf

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