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MU Poll: Two-thirds favor higher income taxes on rich to lower property taxes

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MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Two-thirds of Wisconsin voters favor higher income taxes on the rich, if it means lower property taxes for everyone.

That's according to the new Marquette Law School poll released Monday.  

64 percent of the 802 registered voters surveyed last week said they would support higher income taxes for those making over a quarter-million dollars a year, so local property taxes could be lowered.

Republican Governor Scott Walker has promised to offer major tax reform if he's re-elected in November. One of his options -- eliminating the income tax in favor of a higher sales tax -- was only favored by 39 percent in the Marquette poll.

Also, just 39 percent said they would favor a higher sales tax to get a lower property tax. Even so, 42 percent said the property tax is the one tax they'd cut.

Marquette pollster Charles Franklin said the preference was consistent across all income levels.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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