Plurality of Americans support keeping income tax

Voters are evenly divided over whether their state taxes are too high or about right, and they aren’t enthusiastic about proposals by several governors to eliminate state income taxes in exchange for higher sales taxes.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 31% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s a good idea to swap income taxes for sales taxes. But 41% disagree and don’t think it’s a good idea to eliminate a state’s income tax in exchange for a higher sales tax. Twenty-eight percent (28%) are not sure.