Poll for anti-tax groups finds support for legislature’s tax cuts

11/04/2013 3:52 PM

11/04/2013 3:53 PM

North Carolina voters approve of the tax cuts passed by the Republican legislature this year, according to a new survey.

A poll conducted for Americans for Prosperity, a conservative advocacy group, found that voters believe that states with lower taxes are more likely to be competitive (62 percent), voters approve of lowering the corporate tax rate (60 percent), and approve of merging the three-tiered progressive income tax into a single flat tax rate (70 percent.)

And in an indication of what may be next on the group’s agenda, 52 percent said they would support a constitutional amendment – to create a Taxpayers Bill of Rights, which would limit the growth rate of state budget to increases in inflation and the state's population.

Americans for Prosperity was co-founded by Charles and David Koch, midwestern industrialists who have been major conservative donors. AFP hired Pulse Opinion Research to interview 1,000 likely North Carolina voters on Oct. 28-29. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percent.

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