Most Americans filed their income tax returns “early,” and they think they pay about the right amount in federal taxes. According to the latest McClatchy-Marist Poll, 76 percent of those surveyed said early means somewhere between April 7 and April 10. 56 percent said they pay about the right amount; 42 percent said they paid more than their fair share and just 1 percent said they didn’t pay enough in federal taxes.
The poll broke the numbers down by political party, too. Of those who said they paid too much: 50 percent identified themselves as Republicans, 40 percent identified themselves as Democrats. Both parties seem to agree on how to send tax returns. Three in four Americans send theirs electronically.