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Tag: Stuart Elway


Gov. Jay Inslee says extending temporary taxes is not a tax increase. What do voters think?

They are split, according to a new survey by veteran pollster Stuart Elway, but they narrowly disagree with Inslee.

The Washington Realtors, which opposes extending the 2010 “temporary” increase in business-and-occupation tax rates, commissioned the poll question that was asked Jan. 24-31. Its finding: 49 percent said it would be a tax increase to extend the higher rates. Another 42 percent said it would not, while 9 percent had no opinion.

Elway said the group viewing it as a tax increase make up a statistically-significant plurality of voters, but not a majority.

“We’re as split on these questions as we always seem to

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