Voters aren't took keen on the NC Senate's plan to begin taxing some services while reducing overall tax rates according to our April poll. And are even more opposed to it when they know that it raises taxes by $500 million.
Brian Balfour's analysis of the Senate package is here.
When asked if they approve or disapprove of a plan that would reduce the sales tax rate but broaden the types of services that are taxed, 50% disapproved of the idea. Only 33% approved.
In fact, more people responded that they Strongly Disapproved (38.5%) of the idea than the total number of approvals.
We then asked if they approved or disapproved of this plan if they knew it would raise taxes by $500 million and 66% said they disapproved. Only 19% approved.
One interesting crosstab that jumped out at me, support for taxing services is directly tied to age. The older you are, the more resistant to expanding to services you are. 50% of 18-25 year olds approve, but only 27% of over 65 year olds do.
Full results and crosstabs here.