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2012: Taxing the wealthy is popular, per poll

“A new Pew Research poll finds that by two-to-one (44% to 22%), the public says that raising taxes on incomes above $250,000 would help the economy rather than hurt it, while 24% say this would not make a difference,” Political Wire notes. “Moreover, an identical percentage (44%) says a tax increase on higher incomes would make the tax system more fair, while just 21% say it would make the system less fair.”

The Boston Globe: “Mitt Romney and President Obama are stepping up efforts to get campaign donations from Americans living half a world away, a new twist in a rapidly shifting and intensely competitive campaign finance environment. Romney has reportedly sent two of his sons to Hong Kong to raise money, and is planning another round of fund-raising in London while he is there for the Olympics. Obama’s surrogates held a fund-raiser at a Shanghai hotel last Wednesday and next month will dispatch actor George Clooney to Geneva to collect donations.”