The US government remained shut. But pollsters carried on. 81% of Likely Democratic Voters favor a Green New Deal, focused on climate change, income inequality and racial injustice — 63% of Republicans are opposed, Independents are evenly divided. 59% of voters support raising the marginal tax rate on the richest Americans to 70%. Democrats overwhelming support the tax hike, with 71% in favor. And even 45% of Republicans back the 70% tax. As the pendulum is just now starting its long arc back toward greater equality.
“Oh? What’s that? The majority of Americans respect when you break down reasonable policy proposals that are designed to combat runaway income inequality and help fund priorities they value most?” tweeted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) in response to the poll showing the majority of Americans favor a 70% top marginal tax rate