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Deadline for income tax filing the White House has just released the returns of President Obama and Vice President Biden.
The president and First Lady -- -- -- -- and effective federal income tax rate of twenty and a half percent.
Paying just over a 162000.
Just over a 172039.
As sensitive as an election year the rally cry is no growing stronger from the Obama campaign.
For Mitt Romney's personal overturned to be made public -- the statement -- today asking.
What is mr.
Romney hiding from the American people -- the Ronnie campaign has said it believes is made it up information about Romney's taxes public.
-- releases 2011 return.
In due course.
Joining me governments of about what Peter Barnes Peter is the -- campaign indicated the pressure released more.
Well I've asked our resident expert Carl Cameron over at Fox News campaign Carl who covers the campaign he tells me that -- governor Romney will release his returns at some point.
There is no timetable by the campaign.
But he also usually files for an extension.
For his tax returns because they're kind of complicated and as your as your call -- back in January.
Mitt Romney to tried to diffuse this by releasing an estimate of his 2011 tax liabilities he earned according to this estimate twenty point nine million dollars -- -- eleven.
Paid out 3.2 million in taxes that's an effective tax rate of about 15%.
Which Obama campaign says is not enough that he's not paying his fair share that's we need.
The Buffett rule but.
All right so let's now -- over here and talk about the latest Fox News poll which gives us some idea of the president's vulnerabilities here and guess what the big vulnerability.
Is the economy remains a top issue -- voters 53% of them saying it is extremely important.
And the president's job approval rating down and his disapproval rating.
Up 51% disapproval of his performance in April up from 45% disapproval in March.
Our pollsters here box attribute the jump to things like higher gas prices that -- jobs report.
A week ago -- last Friday lower stock prices now drilling down into the specific findings of the latest poll when asked.
If the president's economic policies have helped or hurt the economy.
Say they have hurt them 31% say they have helped.
When asked their feelings about the nation's financial future 49%.
Said they are not -- they are not can -- -- they're concerned but not scared.
49% said -- flat out scared and those critical swing independent voters will likely decide the election.
They're slightly more scared and that is helping Romney among independents.
Now we also find in this new poll that voters think President Obama is smarter more optimistic and -- trustworthy -- -- -- -- -- on which man the voters trust to fix the economy Romney beats the president.
-- Peter Barnes out of Washington with the latest on the machinations of course of the election year politics that are happening -- Peter thank you very much we're also following.
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