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December 10, 2012

Obama holds edge in tax debate, new poll says

Sixty percent of Americans agree with President Obama that taxes should be raised on households that earn more than $250,000, according to a new Politico/George Washington University battleground poll.

Nearly 39 percent of Republicans favor the move opposed by their party on Capitol Hill. Independents back the proposal, 59 to 38 percent.

Only 38 percent think that raising taxes on those households will have a negative impact on the economy. Fifty-eight percent do not, according to the poll.

Obama campaigned on raising taxes for the wealthiest two percent of wage earners this fall. Today, he will travel to Detroit to continue his public relations blitz.

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