Read voters' lips: No new tax-cut gimmicks.
If Bob Dole proposes cutting federal income taxes 15 percent across the board, 71 percent of registered voters would view it as a gimmick that wouldn't make them more likely to vote for him, a poll finds.The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is weighing a series of tax-cut recommendations. Some of his advisers urge him to propose slashing the income tax.
But just 19 percent of voters surveyed by NBC and The Wall Street Journal said such a cut would be a commitment they agree with, one that would make them more likely to vote for Dole.
Asked how best to boost the economy, 51 percent preferred a major reduction in the federal budget deficit while 35 percent favored an across-the-board tax cut, according to survey results released Thursday.