Poll: Most Say All Should Pay Taxes: Over
three-quarters of people polled by Fox News — 79 percent — said that all Americans should pay at least
some income tax.
Last week, a video of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney circulated in which he told a
private event that 46 percent of Americans don't pay any income tax and were dependent on the government.
The poll found that 63 percent agreed that too many people depended on the government. Three-fourths of
polled voters said they thought the "average American” depended on government at least a little bit, but
only 31 percent said they personally were.
The poll found that just about half of voters thought the
current government was “trying to do too much,” and that it was essentially a tie between Romney and
President Barack Obama as to which would manage tax dollers most efficiently.
As for the poll itself, Fox News says: "The Fox News poll is based on live telephone interviews on
landlines and cell phones from September 24 to September 26 among 1,092 randomly-chosen likely voters
"The poll is weighted by age and race; it is not weighted by party identification."
via The Telegraph