Who are the 53% ?
The Bloomberg poll says they are the fraction of self identified Republicans who support raising taxes on family income over $250000 to reduce the deficit
“While none of the Republican presidential candidates has backed a tax increase on households with more than $250,000 in annual income, 53 percent of self-identified Republicans said they would support such a measure to bring down the deficit.”
But, of course, the Bloomberg poll is commissioned by Bloomberg an anti-capitalist fan of Occupy Wall Street.
Obama is playing to the base — the Republican base.