Poll: Number who think Obama will raise taxes up 19 points since January

Forty-eight percent (48%) of voters nationwide now expect their own taxes to go up during the Obama years. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just nine percent (9%) expect their own taxes to go down.

Those figures reflect a dramatic turnaround from earlier in the year. In January, just 29% expected their taxes to go up while 21% expected them to go down. That trend presents quite a challenge for a president who clinched the White House by promising to cut taxes for 95% of Americans.

Adding to the challenge is that 66% now expect government spending to go up during the Obama years.