12 April 2007

AEI Survey: Dems Better Than GOP On Taxes

The American Enterprise Institute is one of the leading economically conservative think tanks in the nation. But, like all think tanks, they are compelled to be at least somewhat reality based. Their latest report on public attitudes about taxes is notable:

Today, Democrats lead Republicans as the party better able to handle taxes, a significant change from the past.

This is huge. While some Republicans are in the party for social conservatism, the dominant Republican party economic issue for eons has been taxes. The GOP's big money and small business constituencies are driven primarily by those issues, despite some distaste for GOP positions on other matters. If this trend endures, the GOP is headed for permanent minority status.

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