Survey: Voters want more interested in Romney’s taxes than his faith

“Fewer than one in five voters, 16 percent, said they wanted to know more about Romney’s religion. The presumed Republican … Continued

“Fewer than one in five voters, 16 percent, said they wanted to know more about Romney’s religion. The presumed Republican presidential nominee is seeking to become the first Mormon to win the White House. [...] The Pew survey shows that 35 percent of voters wanted to know more about Romney’s record at Bain, including 37 percent of independents. Among Democrats, 42 percent wanted more information on this subject, while among Republicans the figure was 27 percent.”

Released Tuesday, Pew survey finds voters want more information about the Republcian presidential candidate’s taxes more so than his religion.

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RENO, NV – JULY 24: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center on July 24, 2012 in Reno, Nevada. Mitt Romney spoke to veterans at the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars before he leaves to London to kick off a six-day foreign trip to England, Israel and Poland.

  • Charlie Malone

    I am interested in both his religion and his taxes. Did he include his overseas, non-taxed income when he did the traditional 10% tithe to his church?

    “Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, made $27 million in 2010. They held millions of dollars in a Swiss bank account and millions more in partnerships in the Cayman Islands. …. The couples effective federal tax rate for the year worked out to 13.9 percent, a rate typical of households earning about $80,000 a year.” from January 24th NY Times article.

  • EW88

    For what it’s worth, I think Romney is doing a great job of not playing along with the liberal media, who is complicit with the Obama campaign. We already know far more about Romney’s history than we yet know about Obama’s, which I find highly disturbing but entirely unsurprising, given the nature of liberal media to not look too closely into Democrat’s closets and leave no stone unturned for a Republican’s.
    http://www.conservativemormonmom.blogspot.com

  • practica1

    His taxes may shed some light on what he believes about his responsibility to give back to a country that has been pretty good to his family.

    I’d like to know what he does other than tithe on behalf of his own salvation, since he’s so willing to profit from perceptions that he is godly.

  • practica1

    WaPo could do the country a real service if they’d give a run-down on what Mormons believe – not how they were founded by a great franchiser, but what they believe about this world and the next – since what happens in this world is important to many of us, we’d like to know their vision of the endgame.

  • siara

    I’m glad to hear that (even though I dislike Romney). His faith is none of our business.

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