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Published:October 25th, 2011 11:27 EST
Today`s Independent Public Opinion Surveys

Today`s Independent Public Opinion Surveys

By SOP newswire2

Here`s a look at today`s independent public opinion surveys for more polling news and information in the areas of politics, business and lifestyle, visit www.rasmussenreports.com

41% Say Their Views Closer to Tea Party`s Than to Wall Street Protesters`

Survey of 1,000 American Adults
  • 41% think their personal views are closer to the Tea Party`s than to those of the Occupy Wall Street protesters while 34% feel the views of the Occupy Wall Street protesters are closer to their own and 26% are undecided.
  • 69% of Republicans say their thinking is more like the Tea Party`s, while 54% of Democrats see their views as closer to those of the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
  • Adults not affiliated with either party think more like the Tea Party by a narrow 36% to 29% margin, with 35% undecided.
  • 52% of investors are more likely to share the views of the Tea Party, compared to 31% of non-investors.
  • 44% of all Americans now hold at least a somewhat favorable opinion of the Occupy Wall Street protesters while 43% regard the protesters unfavorably.
Survey of 1,500 American Adults
  • The Rasmussen Consumer Index rose four points on Monday to 66.0, down two points from a week ago but up two from a month.
  • Only 9% of consumers rate the U.S. economy as good or excellent these days while 62% rate it as poor.
  • The Rasmussen Investor Index rose four points on Monday to 77.9, down three points from a week ago and up nine points from a month ago.
  • Among investors, 10% rate the U.S. economy as good or excellent while 62% rate it as poor.
Survey of 1,500 Likely U.S. Voters
  • Obama: Strongly Approve: 19%... Strongly Disapprove 40%... Approval Index: -21... Total Approval: 45%...
61% Favor Simpler Tax Code, But Have Doubts About Flat Tax Plans
Survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters
  • 61% agree that it`s a good idea to get rid of the existing income tax code and replace it with something simpler, while just 16% disagree with the idea of a simpler tax code and 23% are not sure.
  • 69% think someone who earns twice as much as they do should pay twice as much in taxes and 13% believe they should pay more than twice as much in taxes. 19% are undecided.
  • 49% oppose Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain`s idea of replacing the current income tax code by requiring everyone to pay just 9% of their income in taxes and introducing a new 9% national sales tax.
  • 31% of all voters support a plan where income over $17,000 would be subject to a flat 17% tax rate, while 42% oppose a plan that would allow everyone to earn their first $17,000 tax free and would not include the creation of a national sales tax and 27% are undecided.
Survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters
  • Obama now picks up 44% of the vote, while Cain earns 38%.
  • 9% prefer some other candidate and another nine percent 9% are undecided.
  • Support for the Georgia businessman is down five points from last week, when Cain held a 43% to 41% edge over the president. Cain trailed by three - 42% to 39% - the week prior and by five points - 39% to 34% - in late September.
  • 49% now oppose Cain`s idea of replacing the current income tax code by requiring everyone to pay just 9% of their income in taxes and introducing a new 9% national sales tax while 31% favor the proposal and another 20% are not sure about it.
  • The most recent survey of the Republican Primary race shows Cain and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney each attracting 29% of the vote, with no other candidate coming close. In Iowa, Cain is ahead with 28%, followed by Romney at 21%.
Survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters
  • 9% rate the job Congress is doing as good or excellent while 63% view it as poor.
  • 82% now say members of Congress are more interested in their own careers than helping people, matching the highest level measured since regular tracking began in November 2006 but generally consistent with findings since the spring.
  • 9% feel members of Congress are more interested in helping people.