New Yorkers support higher wealth taxes

(The Center Square) — A majority of New York voters support increasing taxes on the state’s top earners, according to a new independent poll, which comes as Democratic lawmakers prepare to make another push for a wealth tax.

The Siena poll, commissioned by the Invest in Our New York campaign, found that 74% of voters believe taxes should go up for the highest 5% of earners. A similar percentage of those who responded, and 72% of upstate residents, believe raising taxes on the rich rather than cutting services should be the solution to address any state budget shortfall, according to the poll. 

“While 49% agree that tax increases will result in millionaire flight and nearly as many believe increasing taxes will hurt rather than help the economy, of those with these concerns, a majority still support higher taxes on the highest earners,” Don Levy, director of the
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