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Poll: Majority say higher income Americans should pay more in taxes

A majority of voters believe higher-earning Americans should pay more in taxes, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Fifty-four percent of registered voters in an April 9-12 survey said high-income earners should pay more in taxes while 8 percent said they should pay less and 38 percent said they already pay their fair share.

Eight percent of respondents said middle-income earners should pay more, 32 percent said they should pay less and 60 percent said they pay their fair share.

Nine percent of voters said low-income earners said they should pay more, 54 percent said they should pay less while 37 percent said they pay their fair share.

Seventy percent of Democrats and 52 percent of independents said higher-earning Americans should pay more in taxes while 53 percent of Republicans said the wealthy pay their fair share.

An April 9-12 Hill-HarrisX survey found a plurality of voters, 46 percent, said the U.S. does not do enough to redistribute wealth.

According to a recent report, the top 1 percent of households per income do not report 21 percent of their income to the IRS while the bottom half of earners fail to report about 7 percent of their income.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 2,813 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 1.85 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte