• Class Warfare? Says Who? according to Margie Omero

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    Republicans feel they’ve seized a winning talking point by labeling as “class warfare” Obama’s plan to ask the wealthiest to pay a bit more in taxes. Is that label sticking? And does it hurt?

    First, growing income inequality is a fact, not a talking point. And Americans are feeling the disparity. This recent poll from the Pew Research Center/Washington Post shows Americans increasingly describe society as divided between “haves” and “have-nots.”

    Americans are also decreasingly likely to count themselves among the “haves.” Majorities of Republicans and those earning over $75,000 a year call themselves “haves” (66% and 75%, respectively), while other demographic groups are more divided, or consider themselves “have-nots.”

    Second, politically, more feel Obama is interested in helping the “haves” and “have-nots” equally, while Republicans in Congress prioritize the haves. The Pew/Washington Post poll shows half, or nearly half of Democrats and independents agree Obama “treats both the same.” The nice folks at Pew ran a few additional crosstabs for me, and found “haves” and “have-nots” agree Obama treats both groups the same (43%, 48%).

    Attitudes toward Republicans in Congress are more politically divisive, as you can see in the chart below. Both self-professed “haves” and “have-nots” feel Republicans prioritize the haves, but the “have-nots” feel so more keenly (42%, 59%, respectively). –Margie OmeroDemocratic pollster, president of Momentum Analysis

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