POLITICO’s Morning Score
FIRST IN SCORE – A WINNER FOR DEMS? A strong majority of voters in midterm battleground states support adding tax benefits for the middle class without renewing the Bush administration’s upper-income tax cuts, according to an SEIU poll set for release today. The powerful labor group commissioned the survey from the Democratic firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, which reports: “More than six-in-ten voters favor a proposal that makes permanent the middle-class tax cuts and provides those same people with a series of new tax cuts and credits, while allowing tax cuts on the upper-level filers to expire … The proposal garners broad support, regardless of whether the threshold for extending the tax cuts is set at $250,000 per year or $1 million a year.”
MORE DETAILS: By 62 percent to 31 percent, respondents said they favor extending tax cuts only for Americans making up to $250,000, and by 59 percent to 32 percent, they supported extending tax cuts only for Americans making up to $1 million a year. The SEIU poll ran from Sept. 8-13, testing 400 likely voters in each of seven key states – California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin – for a total of 2,800 interviews.