65 pc Americans back Obama's plan to raise tax on high-income families to avoid fiscal cliff
Majority of Americans support President Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on high-income families to avoid fiscal cliff, a new poll has found.
Nearly two-thirds of registered voters polled by Quinnipiac University support Obama's plan to raise taxes on families earning more than 250,000 dollars.
The poll found that nearly 65 percent Americans back the president's tax hike plan on wealthy Americans, whereas nearly 31 percent opposed it.
More than half, 53 percent, said that they also trust Obama and congressional Democrats more than Republicans to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.
The poll found that Obama's approval rating is up to 53 percent after winning the White house bid against Republican challenger Mitt Romney, the New York Daily news reports.
"Nothing like winning an election to boost your job approval," the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute's Peter A. Brown said in a statement.
"President Barack Obama hasn't had a score this good since his 52 and #65533; 40 percent approval rating May 5, 2011, right after the death of Osama bin Laden," brown added.
According to the report, voters also said they trusted Obama and the Democrats over Republicans to make a good faith effort at the bargaining table.
Nearly 56 percent said that they expected the Democrats to act in good faith, while 51 percent said they believe congressional Republicans will not do the same.