Voters support higher taxes on the rich. But what do they want done with the revenue those taxes would raise? A new Morning Consult-Politico poll asked about a range of options.
First, we should note that the poll found that 51 percent of voters strongly agree, and 23 percent somewhat agree, that “the wealthiest Americans should pay higher taxes.”
As for where the money from those higher taxes should go, the most popular choice was toward improving the health care system, followed closely by infrastructure improvements, reducing poverty and strengthening Social Security and Medicare. Reducing the federal budget deficit ranked fifth, while building a wall on the border with Mexico was the least popular option.