Gov. Daniels is a ‘Don’t Know’

A Gov. Daniels spokesperson calls to say he’s generally not responding to questions on the tax deal, but he’ll make an exception for us. According to his spokesperson, he says, “Clearly, it’s a terrible bill, but so is a massive tax increase that might prove impossible to unwind. So from this distance, I can’t tell which is worse.” Updated chart (feel free to mentally fill in Gov. Palin as a probable “no” and Gov. Huckabee as a “yes,” given his generally positive statements):


Q. If given the opportunity to vote “yes” or “no” on the Obama-McConnell tax deal as it currently stands (i.e., no further revisions), how would you vote?




Don’t Know

John Bolton   




Mitch Daniels   




Newt Gingrich   



Mike Huckabee   




Gary Johnson   




Sarah Palin   




Tim Pawlenty   




Mike Pence   




Mitt Romney   




Rick Santorum   




John Thune   




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