November 4th, 2008
06:38 PM ET
12 years ago

Exit Polls: Voters expect higher taxes

(CNN) - Early exit polling shows voters expect a post-election tax increase. Forty-nine percent think their taxes will go up no matter who is elected president. Twenty two percent say taxes will go up only if Obama wins. Twelve percent say taxes will go up only if McCain wins. Only 15 percent say their taxes will stay the same or go down.

Filed under: Taxes
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  1. ray

    dont blame it all on bush not with a democratic house

    November 4, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  2. Higher Taxes are Patriotic

    People know they are going to get taxed and they don't care... Can you say "Thank you sir, may I have another..."?

    Until we can get together and realize our votes matter and we can demand politicians use our money wisely and not just as their personal bail outs – we will continue down this road.

    We fought the British and founded this great country over taxes and even then there were colonists that did not want to speak up – – –

    November 4, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  3. GJ

    The Democrats have as much or more created the disasters as the Republicans. They brought down Fannie/Freddie plus haven't done a thing since taking the majority in Congress.

    November 4, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  4. a well educated woman

    that isok by me. The country is in the toilet with the economy, I voted for Obama, and if he changes his mind I am still ok with it.

    November 4, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  5. THeGAME

    Are you kidding me?

    Keep in mind folks, 1 trillion dollars in aid to wall street.

    What is the deficit now? 10.5 trillion dollars?

    Economy in the crapper..

    Everyones taxes are getting raised. Lets just hope its fair. .

    November 4, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  6. Anonymous


    November 4, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  7. ClimbRox

    I have no idea why Obama thinks raising business taxes will be good for economy. He suggested that this was necessary due to tax loop holes. that corporations take advantage of. Why not fix the loop holes instead of suggesting higher taxes as the answer for everything?

    November 4, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  8. BO will raise taxes for everyone

    End of world is near.. BO will drive country to its knees. Stock up on gold

    November 4, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  9. ***No longer lost in the fog***

    "Read my lips"...Taxes ALWAYS go up no matter who's in the White House...

    November 4, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  10. JoJo

    Both Republicans and Democrats have dug us into a deep black hole. There are a few good guys in Congress, but most of them are career bureaucrats. Given how many problems the government has caused, I'm surprised more people don't throw their support behind candidates who run on a platform of limited government, like Ron Paul or the Libertarians.

    November 4, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  11. Obama Supporter

    If people would just sit back and think and stop complaining as much as they due they would realize that everything will increase. Theres nothing to stop it right now the economy is hurting. But let's give Obama a chance for him to at least attempt to give us a solution. Obama haters once you wake up an realize that you as republicans had your chance and failed. Out with the old and in with the new. Think about it as buying a new car. You want the best and most recent model. Let the past go out to pasture.

    Obama/Biden 08

    November 4, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  12. truthseeker

    Honestly, only 22% believe their taxes will increase "only if Obama wins?" That's ridiculous. I GUARANTEE that was a democrat sampling! Makes sense on this site, given you haven't even mentioned the DOCUMENTED Black Panther intimidation in Philadelphia. And you wonder why your viewers are leaving.....

    November 4, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  13. proud army and navy mom

    I hear the new American Currency is going to be the Food Stamp........

    November 4, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  14. mikers

    Lest we all forget that economic policies are actually created by the legislature thru legislation. Presidents can recommend actions but final policy is stated not by him. Therefore, blame the correct branch of the government for the recent declines in economy and also a worldwide lull in economy

    November 4, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  15. M. Wilson

    When are you idiots going to get it straight! The Dems blocked necessary regulations on Fannie Mae which caused this whole mess! Yes there was corruption on Wall Street as well but it started with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac! For God's sake see both sides! We are about to elect the most radical liberal President in our life time! Here is a man that will BEND over when we get attacked! Is this what you all wanted??? And RAISING TAXES WILL NOT CREAT NEW JOB! You morons! Rich people are rich because they earned it! It will not change your life to TAX them more! YOU WILL STILL BE POOR! BUT WITH MORE GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS! God Help us!

    November 4, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
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