Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone October 19-23 2011, among a random national sample of 1,019 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by SSRS of Media, Pa.

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1. Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of (INSERT)? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

a. The idea to set the federal income tax rate at 9 percent, corporate taxes at 9 percent, and create a national sales tax, also of 9 percent 

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
10/23/11         36       12         24      56       21         35         7

b. A flat tax system that removes most income tax deductions, and charges everyone the same tax rate, instead of charging higher rates on higher incomes

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
10/23/11         47       26         22      48       18         29         5

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