The ABC News/Washington Post poll reveals that 73% of Democrats are in favor of raising taxes on the rich population making $250,000+, 63% Independents, and only 39% of Republicans. Fiscally conservative Republican views must be taken into consideration and also voter/participant incomes. Opposition to limiting tax deductions peaks at 58% among $100,000+ income earners versus 47% of those earning less than $50,000.
Participants were also asked about "strong" opinions versus general likes and dislikes and the topic of Medicare coverage was also covered. Tax views depend greatly on ideological views, whereas Medicare opinions are similar across the political board and instead relates to age, with 78% of adults between the ages of 50 and 64 opposing the raise of Medicare eligibility age.
The ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by Langer Research Associates of NY. 1,016 random adults were polled by landline and cell phone nationwide post-election from November 21st to 25th, 2012. The sampling error is 3.5 points.