A narrow majority of Americans want Mitt Romney to reverse course and release more than the two years of tax returns he has said he will make public, according to a new poll published Thursday by USA Today and immediately promoted by President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
Fifty-four percent of those surveyed said the Republican standard-bearer should disclose more of his tax returns, including 75 percent of Democrats, 53 percent of independents, and 30 percent of Republicans, the newspaper reported.
What would happen to Romney's chances of getting the keys to the White House in November? Forty-two percent said the additional returns would turn up nothing to hurt him, but 44 percent said the new information could damage his prospects, including 15 percent who said it would show the former Massachusetts governor is "unfit to be president." Unsurprisingly, there was a partisan split: 2 out of 3 Republicans shrugged off the potential downside, while 1 out of 3 Democrats predicted the disclosure would prove Romney doesn't belong in the Oval Office.
The poll, conducted Wednesday, had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.Read More »from Narrow majority wants Romney to release more tax returns: Poll