Two-thirds of American voters believe we are overtaxed as a nation, but only the tiniest minority — 8 percent — believe they will see any tax cuts during the Obama presidency, according to a Rasmussen poll released Monday.
As Americans finish their last minute files ahead of Tax Day on April 15, a vast majority of voters — 75 percent — think average Americans should pay no more than 20 percent of their income in taxes.
But nearly half of Americans expect to see a tax hike while President Obama is in office, according to the Rasmussen poll.
Some 81 percent of Republicans believe the nation is overtaxed, as do 73 percent of independents. Democrats are evenly divided on the question.
Voters who earn less are more likely than others to say the nation is overtaxed, according to the Rasmussen poll, which found that Republicans are more trusted on the issue of taxes than Democrats by a 52-34 percent margin.
The poll of 1,000 likely voters taken April 8-9 has a margin of error of 3 percent.