An old political maxim, that voters never notice a tax reduction and never forget a tax increase, is at least half borne out by a new poll.
Most Americans don't know they got a tax cut last year, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll.
Seventy-nine percent said the Obama administration had raised taxes or kept them the same.
Only 12 percent knew that most Americans are paying less in federal income taxes.
The tax cuts are a result of the stimulus package enacted early last year to pump more cash into the economy.
Ninety-eight percent of working families and individuals got a tax cut, saving them an average $1,158 on the tax returns that were due this week, according to Citizens for Tax Justice, a research group that advocates for fair taxes for middle- and low-income families and for reducing the federal debt.
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