Credibility gap: 66% now expect Obama to raise taxes on the middle class

Democrats, not surprisingly, are more confident that the president will keep his word. But, 46% of Democratic voters say he is somewhat likely to raise taxes on those with lower income. That view is shared by 89% of Republicans and 68% of unaffiliated voters…

In his proposed budget, the president allows Bush Administration tax cuts to expire next year, raising taxes on those earning over $250,000 annually.
On the campaign trail and since, Obama has promised a tax cut for 95% of Americans and a tax increase only for high-income earners. His pledge has been put at risk by a group of moderate Senate Democrats who propose phasing out those tax cuts unless other savings are found.