January 24, 2008

“Taxes” Ties Not Sure in New Poll

One would think that after constant Wisconsin bashing from WMC and others on the right that residents would rank “taxes” higher on the items that they care about.  According to a new Wispolitics/Checkpoint poll, taxes are listed as one of the lowest factors that respondents will use in picking a presidential candidate. 

Concern about taxes received only 6 percent of the vote which was tied with “other” and “not sure.”  The top five factors that Wisconsinites would use in picking a presidential candidate were as follows:  Jobs and the economy (30), Health care (13), Iraq war (13), Candidate resume (7), and National security (7). 

One would think that after constant Wisconsin bashing from WMC and others on the right that residents would rank “taxes” higher on the items that they care about.  According to a new Wispolitics/Checkpoint poll, taxes are listed as one of the lowest factors that respondents will use in picking a presidential candidate. 

Concern about taxes received only 6 percent of the vote which was tied with “other” and “not sure.”  The top five factors that Wisconsinites would use in picking a presidential candidate were as follows:  Jobs and the economy (30), Health care (13), Iraq war (13), Candidate resume (7), and National security (7).  Based on this poll, it looks like all of the right wing tax hysteria is just not sinking in with folks.

The results of the poll appeared in Wispolitics Friday report to their subscribers.

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