A new USA Today poll shows that 54% of Americans think Mitt Romney should release additional tax returns, while 37% say he shouldn't.
There's predictable, partisan disagreement in there, but 53% of the much-coveted independents support more returns.
Those surveyed are divided on whether the likely Republican nominee is trying to hide anything.
While 42% predict the release of additional returns would not reveal anything politically harmful, 44% believe it would include damaging information — including 15% who say they believe the revelations would be so serious that they would "show he is unfit to be president."
But here's the kicker: Slightly more (47%-44%) think releasing tax returns is "largely irrelevant" for picking a president.
That means that, sure, Americans generally want him to release the returns, but they're not out there with pitchforks and it's more a parenthesis than an exclamation mark.