Poll: Raise taxes on rich, leave Medicare, Medicaid alone

A large number of Americans favor taxes for the rich to help cut federal budget deficits, and leaving Medicare and Medicaid untouched, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. Sixty-four percent of those polled favor raising taxes on those with incomes above $250,000. Eighty-percent supported leaving Medicare and Medicaid unaffected, although large majorities were against raising the federal debt ceiling or cutting military spending. The survey of 1,274 adults was conducted between April 10 and April 14, 2011. Poll