Skip to comments.New poll: Obama’s executive-privilege assertion not as popular as WH imagined (Only 29% back Obama)
Posted on 06/25/2012 5:57:36 AM PDT by sunmars
Via Jammie Wearing Fool, the numbers are as brutal as he says. In a poll taken by The Hill after last weeks assertion of executive privilege by Barack Obama in the Operation Fast and Furious probe, only 29% of likely voters supported Obamas move to block access to Department of Justice documentation, while a clear majority disapproved:
A clear majority of likely voters believes President Obama has exercised his executive power inappropriately particularly in blocking the release of documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious, according to a new poll for The Hill.
The Hill Poll found that likely voters disapproved by an almost 2-to-1 margin of Obamas assertion of presidential power in the case. Overall, 56 percent of voters disapproved of his action, while only 29 percent approved.
The news is even worse among independents, and its not exactly a slam-dunk among Obamas base, either:
The defense is not proving an easy sell with voters, particularly independents.
Sixty-one percent of independents said they disapproved of the presidents actions, and just 25 percent approved. Among Republicans, opposition to the presidents use of executive privilege was more entrenched at 78 percent.
Even 28 percent of Democrats, and 30 percent of self-identified liberals disapproved of Obamas position.
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
Watch the Dems scatter and retreat after reading this poll.
WOW and this is with the ignoring / downplaying /cheerleading of the MSM.
Could you imagine he numbers if this was reported accurately?
Why would anyone think it would be popular? I swear we have entered an alternate dimension of “conventional wisdom”.
“That the DemocratsCommunists are thinking about running Hillary as the Vice.
Yeah, like Hillary is going to support the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN CHIEF. (heh,heh,heh)”
Yeah, but the Clintoons have “friends”. She wouldn’t be “vice” for long. Look what happened to Vince Foster and others who tried turning on the Clintons.
If thats the case...you know Obama had to know...that this was gonna be unpopular...which means there is a red-hot smokin’ CANNON in those documents....
A Border Agent died, then Holder lied.
If this is the case, I’m curious as to what caused Boy Zer0’s job approval to spike +5 in a single day to 51% (Gallup Sunday).
Hillary wont run as VP, she would not hitch herself to that administration for 4 more years if she was gonna run in 2016, she’d only listen if they dumped his sorry butt and put her up in 2012 instead, there is still time for them to pull that switch.
“stickin’ it to da man”
They think this is still a winning attitude.
To paraphrase Arsenio Hall...
It’s a ‘rat thing, you wouldn’t understand.
more dems traditionally polled on weekends as republicans generally have lives at weekends to get on with.
At this point, I think Hillary is tired and just wants out. It’s Bill and Chelsea who want her to take over.
Did they poll 50% Dem, 40% Ind, and 10% Rep?
During the Bush Presidency, in March 2007, the University of Chicago Law School published an article on its website stating the standard to be met by Bush's claims of "Executive Privilege." The author is given as "sunstein." The Univ. of Chicago Law School's website states that Cass Sunstein was a faculty member from 1981-2008 ( Link-1, Link-2 ). The standards include the follow excerpt:
8. ...The privilege is limited to communications authored or solicited and received by members of an immediate White House advisers staff who have broad and significant responsibility for investigating and formulating the advice to be given to the President on the particular matter to which the communications relate....According to those standards, how can Obama claim both "Executive Privilege" and his non-involvement in the false flag operation called "Fast and Furious?" Only with the abject complicity of his democrat party media!
9. Direct decision making by the President is required. If the President himself is not directly involved, there is no privilege. ...
after this disaster of a poll, you watch the normal suspects manipulate the polls this week to make dumbo look better.
“I’m curious what caused.... spike +5.... (Gallup Sunday)”
It’s Gallup... propaganda. I don’t believe anything they put out.
SEE LINK here: http://thehill.com/polls/234465-voters-obama-over-reached-in-blocking-fast-and-furious-docs
“...there is still time for them to pull that switch.”
The dems can’t pull that switch without branding themselves as racists UNLESS they are willing to throw him behind bars for one or some of the illegal acts he has committed sine becoming muslim in chief. An accident on the otherhand after the elections, well, wouldn’t that be just dandy for hillary?
In the same time frame, Bowbama went from -14 Approval to -22 Approval at Rasmussen. Overall approval went from 47% to 44%. Don’t know what Gallup’s poll is all about.