This according to today’s WBUR polls on the three ballot initiatives next fall to raise taxes on millionaires, lower the regressive sales tax, and guarantee paid family leave for all residents. All polling with comfortable majorities. Paid leave af 82%, Millionaires Tax at 69%, and the Sales Tax Cut at 69%.
You might even call those numbers supermajorities, which is why it’s still shocking to me these had to go to the ballot in the first place. The silver lining is numbers like these are just a starting point as the campaign begins in earnest after January, and if they hold through November, they will be impossible for future legislative supermajorities to ignore.
Putting money in middle class pockets, providing young growing families with an extra layer of security, and soaking the rich a little more to pay for all of it is a win win. Helping ordinary people save money at the cash register is a nice bonus.