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Thank you in terms of domestic policy Republican nominee Mitt Romney's tax plan failing to help him keep the edge -- President Obama.
In at least four recent polls they give the president a lead when it comes to the issue of taxes -- more as the Wall Street Journal.
Senior economics writer joining us now from Washington DC.
In fact there's one ABC news Washington Post all that gives president Obama's seven point advantage on taxes.
What did stave.
-- day in those are really devastating numbers if -- a Mitt Romney fat I mean he should be.
When he -- by twenty or thirty percentage points after all.
-- don't forget dig and that what happens in January is the big tax time bomb squad detonates and taxes go up but everyone.
If -- from press Obama has his way -- think Mitt Romney has sold his tax plan I don't think American people know much about it.
Really -- get all they know about the -- jackpot is what Obama's told them about it which is it's gonna raise taxes on the middle class.
So this is an area where Obama is clearly won the -- kind of the rhetorical war and -- that keeps up its hard to believe that Romney can win.
If people think that their taxes are safer -- Obama the Romney.
And from president bomb it's very simple his idea raise taxes on the well -- that's -- wanna live.
And then he turns it around Mitt Romney and says Mitt Romney wants to lower taxes for the rich and ultimately the middle class.
And the working people of this country you're gonna get hit with a tax increase why isn't -- fighting back is see why isn't it connecting.
The good news if you're Republican day again -- that dot is that he is gonna fight back today I think he's gonna give a major speech on the economy I think he's gonna put some.
Meat on the bones on that tax plan.
But one of the things that he's -- -- Barack Obama to get away with over and over again is to say look your taxes are gonna go up under Mitt Romney.
While you and I both looked at the Romney planet's -- 20% across the board reduction in tax rates that's not a tax increase on the middle class that's a 20%.
Cutting your taxes but Obama has been able to get the -- kind of a rhetorical high ground here and it's a mystery to people I mean there's so much frustration.
Right now among conservatives -- and especially in this town.
That Mitt Romney isn't getting his message out.
Well -- that giant article in Politico today which many.
I've heard people refer -- as the obituary of the back of the Romney campaign before -- people ever go to the polls.
But Stephen turns -- tax issue at this point is it reversible for Mitt Romney.
Can he be more effective and turn the tide in favor -- his tax audit.
Let you know there is way too much doom and gloom right now on the side of the Republicans having this race is fifty days is a -- time date and in politics a lot is gonna change over the next fifty days you've got two or three presidential debates you've got the vice presidential debate.
And you're gonna see two more employment reports and so on so.
I think there's too much gloom.
What what Mitt Romney has to do is -- that is explain to the American people exactly what he wants to do one of the weaknesses up his acceptance speech in Tampa was he didn't really tell all American people here's my point out.
-- it was great to talk to -- and Steve Moore of the Wall Street Journal week.
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