MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: Obama tax proposal: Polls aren’t going to fix this economy.

Raising taxes on people who aren’t you is something easily sold to voters, but that doesn’t mean it’s smart economics. And besides, the administration might want to be careful about touting the majority opinions of likely voters in defense of its policies (cough — health care — cough). Then there is this poll, released today by the Hill, showing that “56 percent of likely voters believe Obama’s first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better under his leadership.”