A new poll by Hart Research's Geoff Garin, conducted for Americans for Tax Fairness - a group that wants the Bush-era tax cuts on earners over $250,000 to end - found that a majority of voters cited changing the tax system as a key factor in their votes, and that the majority broke for President Obama.
The survey also found that Democrats have changed the landscape on an issue that has eluded them for years - taxes. The survey found that has most want the Bush-era cuts on top earners to expire, but that Republicans will shoulder blame if all of the Bush cuts, including those on the middle class, expire because a deal can't be reached.
From the memo, 67 percent of voters said "the goal of tax fairness" was a consideration in their vote, and 58 percent of them backed Obama, while 40 percent backed Romney. Also per the memo, 61 percent say they agree with Obama's position on extending the tax cuts for all but the top two percent of earners, and by a 15-point margin they will blame Republicans if a deal can't be reached.