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 ...
No indication from the Gallup site... but just four days ago, his approval was at 43%.
True. But....it's as if this regime could care less, though. Hmmmm.
Margin of error, small sample size. Don’t put a lot of stock in the daily Gallup.
Op-ed The Boston Globe
CASS R. SUNSTEIN
Defining executive privilege
By Cass R. Sunstein | July 12, 2007
Hillary (thank the Lord) is implicated, too. F&F may even have been her brainchild.
Hussein's life expectancy would get considerably shorter, and the klinton "Death List" would be dusted off and ready for additions.
I guess this might be fitting - 0bama faces a 'Death Panel' composed of Bubba and the Beast.
Someone was commenting recently on how Hillary seems to have “changed” .... letting her hair down (literally & otherwise), slovenly appearance, having fun (out dancing, drinking beer), etc. She has said she won’t serve in an Obama 2nd term if he gets one. IF Hilliary is ‘smart’ (and she is, unlike Obummer), she will distance herself from his administration. She won’t be VP to a guy who is going to go down in history as the person who caused the collapse (or came close) of the US - she’d never get rid of the stink from the close association. I just don’t see it. I think there are enough Dems out there running from Obama that they will want to ‘preserve’ Hillary for 2016 where I think she would likely win if Romney wins & does what I think he’ll do (actually, more like ‘not’ do). The skanky appearance these days is to let folks know visually how ‘hard’ she’s working and to keep people thinking she no longer has political aspirations. Bill is frantic to get back in the WH before he kicks the bucket (not looking too good these days either) but I don’t think it would bother Hillary one bit to be in the WH without him if Bill doesn’t make it another 4 years. Just my musings this morning on one cup of coffee ....
Ahhh, it’s working ..... she has you convinced she’s no threat, not interested in politics, on the verge of mental collapse ..... :-) She’s got 4 years to bounce back & I believe she will.
I suspect Issa Already has copies of the documents he is seeking from the administration. He knows the dates, times and authors of those documents and the administration knows it. Issa is demanding documents and knows what those will mean. They are screwed because he knows that they are basically a kin to murder. Their logic for this program can not be explained any other way. They will have to resign.
Even the journ-o-list that was so impressed by a crease in Obamas pants in 08 is not impressed with his judgement in 2012...
David Brooks: Obamas use of executive privilege politically stupid, a winner for the GOP
He didn't do it to be popular. He did it because he can't ever let the voters find proof of what anyone who is paying attention knows for a fact: Fast & Furious was designed to cause death, calamity, and chaos on both sides of the border, to further the left's anti-Second Amendment power grab.
If Romney gets it and then governs as a liberal (odds are he would), then Hillary will be a very viable choice for the Dems in 16.
There must be Democrats who believe that Mr. Obama is acting like a dangerous dictator. They’re just keeping their mouths shut.
Only sixty-one percent? Surprised it's not higher... Elite dems live in a bubble of lies - twisted circuits of untruths fed back and forth between dem PR firms, MSM / MSNBC, liberal elites and New York Times sycophants.
They start thinking the American people are with them... and they're not.
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