By Vicki Needham - 04/14/10 06:49 PM EDT
Despite the White House's repeated promises to keep taxes low for the middle class, 63 percent of Americans say they expect their taxes to increase in the next year, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
Only 4 percent expected their taxes to decrease while 30 percent expected no change. Answers to the question, last asked in 1994 after Republicans took over majorities in the House and Senate, were generally consistent across income levels but varied by political affiliation.
In each income bracket, the majority of respondents expect their taxes to rise -- 74 percent of those making more than $75,000 a year, 64 percent making between $30,000 and $74,999 and 53 percent making $30,000 or less.
When the question was last asked 16 years ago, 35 percent expected their taxes to rise, 20 percent expected them to go down and 41 percent expected no change.