Turns out that’s been a tough sell: 43% of Canadians want “job creators” to pay more income tax, not less, according to the poll from Leger Marketing.
Leger surveyed 1,525 Canadians online between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27.
The pollster found that just one in 10 people nation-wide believe that companies should pay less income tax than they pay now. Nearly one in four believe corporate tax cuts are about right and one in four had no opinion.
Only 10% agree with lowering corporate income taxes? This is astounding, because even Conservative baseline support isn’t on board with the government. Numbers like these we simply haven’t seen on ANY question since the government took office. You have 43% that want higher taxes, another 40% say the status quo is desirable, there is no appetite for the government position, absolutely none.
Common sense is starting to find empirical support. The idea of lower taxes for massively profitable companies is a simple point of rejection, it doesn’t require complicated arguments, everyone gets it. The Liberals may have found the Death Star’s ultimate vulnerability- an issue which you can pivot off to present an entire platform, a complete divergence, a clear distinction. Finding like the above will only embolden the Liberals and make them that much more aggressive, knowing "families" are on side.
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