Gallup released a poll today on extending the Bush Tax Cuts.
Two major elements included in the tax agreement reached Monday between President Barack Obama and Republican leaders in Congress meet with broad public support. Two-thirds of Americans (66% ) favor extending the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for all Americans for two years, and an identical number support extending unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed.
This may explain why democrats who are facing tough races in ’12 are in favor of the bill.
Related… Via Instapundit: White House: Failure to Pass Tax Cut Compromise Bill Would “Significantly Increase” Risk of Double-Dip Recession. Some Democrats don’t care who goes broke, so long as they get to stick it to “the rich.”