The effort to get Mitt Romney to fully release his tax returns (he hasn’t actually released a single complete one yet) is gaining momentum. Last night, that call was punctuated by a USA Today/Gallup poll indicating that 54 percent of Americans say Romney should release additional tax returns. To boot: 44 percent of those polled were convinced that such a move would damage his campaign. Mark Silva at Bloomberg thinks Ann Romney’s recent comments didn’t help:
The candidate’s wife, Ann Romney, may have added to the perception that there is something to hide in those returns that haven’t been revealed — Romney has released his 2010 returnshowing an effective tax rate of 13.9 percent on $21.7 million of income, largely from capital gains, dividends and interest, and promises his 2011 returns, for which he filed an extension, once the accountants are finished.