53% Republican Astroturf vs Republican Grass Roots

Who are the 53% ?

Erick Erickson claims that they are the 53% who pay positive income taxes which, he suggests, are the same people who disagree completely with the occupiers of Wall Street

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.