Those who earn between $20,000 and $75,000 per year believe even more strongly that health care reform will require raising taxes on the middle class.

On a related topic, voters have mixed feelings about taxing wealthier Americans to help pay for health care reform as House Democrats are now proposing. Forty-eight percent (48%) favor raising taxes on those who earn more than $250,000 per year to pay for health care reform, but 44% oppose such a move. Surveys over the years have consistently shown that when politicians talk of taxing the rich, many middle class voters assume their own taxes will go up as well.