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Poll: Americans think most in Congress don't pay taxes in full

It’s tax day, and if you’re a good, honest American, you’ll have filed your taxes and paid what you owe by the end of today. But a new poll from Rasmussen Reports says only 16 percent of Americans think members of Congress pay everything they owe.

The national telephone poll finds that 52 percent of those surveyed think most of those in Congress don’t pay all of their taxes, while 32 percent are unsure.

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For once, there is partisan agreement, as there is little variation in the results among Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated voters.

By contrast, Americans think 71 percent of their fellow countrymen are honest when filing their taxes, while they think only 18 percent cheat on taxes.