Post-ABC News Poll: Americans Strongly Favor Asking Wealthiest to Contribute More to Avert Fiscal Cliff

From the Democratic Whip Press Shop:

A new poll out today by The Washington Post and ABC News explains why a growing number of Republicans in Congress are racing to distance themselves from Grover Norquist’s tax pledge.  According to the poll’s findings, 60% of Americans – including 63% of independents – favor raising income tax rates on earnings over $250,000 to help get America’s fiscal house in order and avert the looming fiscal cliff.  As noted in the Washington Post :

“Sixty percent of all Americans back higher taxes on higher incomes in the new Post-ABC data. Earlier this month, an identical 60 percent of voters in the presidential election said income taxes should be raised on income over $250,000, according to the national exit poll.”

The American electorate endorsed the vision of President Obama and Congressional Democrats to ask the wealthy to contribute their fair share while preventing a tax increase on middle class families and small businesses.  It’s time for Congress to act on the wishes of the voters and achieve a deficit reduction solution that is big and balanced.