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August 7th, 2012
05:32 PM ET

Romney vs. Reid over tax returns, who is winning? OutFront Political Strike Team weighs in at 7p ET

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) claims Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney has not paid taxes for 10 years, citing an unnamed source. Reid is keeping the issue alive for Pres. Barack Obama, but he’s also refusing to reveal his sources, or his own tax returns. The Washington Post gave Reid’s claim four Pinocchio’s.

We asked our OutFront Political Strike team about who is winning the war of words over Romney's taxes.

Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p ET for the results from our political strike team.

Here is tonight's OutFront poll:

Reid puts GOP in a bind over Romney's taxes

Republican sources say they're in a Catch-22 situation on how to reply to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's claims that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney went 10 years without paying taxes.

They understand that they're taking Reid's bait and that responding to his unsubstantiated claims against Romney keeps alive the issue of Romney's refusing to release his tax returns.

Still, these GOP sources say they feel that if they do not respond to such a serious charge from such a high-ranking Democrat, it will look like a tacit admission Reid is right.

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