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New poll: Obama’s executive-privilege assertion not as popular as WH imagined (Only 29% back Obama)
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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 week’s assertion of executive privilege by Barack Obama in the Operation Fast and Furious probe, only 29% of likely voters supported Obama’s 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 Obama’s 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 it’s not exactly a slam-dunk among Obama’s base, either:

The defense is not proving an easy sell with voters, particularly independents.

Sixty-one percent of independents said they disapproved of the president’s actions, and just 25 percent approved. Among Republicans, opposition to the president’s use of executive privilege was more entrenched at 78 percent.

Even 28 percent of Democrats, and 30 percent of self-identified liberals disapproved of Obama’s position.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; bhojobapproval; executiveprivilege; fastandfurious; ffexecutivespeech; holder; issa
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To: greenhornet68; All
"This 'woman' {Hillary} is going to save the Democrats and our Nation?"

In your photo it looks like Hillary is with her "ever-present" "most powerful" and "closest of assistant" (MSM descriptions) Huma Weiner Abedin.

With the Muslim Brotherhood taking the Egyptian presidency, contemplate what a Huma "assisted" Hillary taking the US presidency would mean.

First from "How is Huma Abedin connected to Egypt’s new President?" by Walid Shoebat - 6/24/12:

"One year ago, when Walid discovered the names of 63 leaders who make up the Muslim Sisterhood – which is essentially nothing more than the female version of the Brotherhood – we learned that Huma’s mother, Saleha, was one of those leaders. Little attention has been paid to the other 62 leaders, however. One of them is Najla Ali Mahmoud, the wife of {the new Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt} Mursi. "
So the mother of Hillary's Huma serves with the wife of Egypt's Brotherhood President Mursi as leaders in the female branch of the Muslim brotherhood. That's what a Huma assisted Hillary taking the US presidency would mean!

Huma as Hillary's Islamic equivalent of FDR's Communist Alger Hiss?

41 posted on 06/25/2012 7:08:15 AM PDT by drpix
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To: PghBaldy

Thanks for the additional article on the same subject. Makes it much more than probable.

42 posted on 06/25/2012 7:12:43 AM PDT by drpix
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To: MrB

Arsenio Hall reference?!? I have now seen everything on FR. :)

43 posted on 06/25/2012 7:19:24 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: sunmars
How is this from a lying Drive By Media?

Issa: No evidence so far of White House cover-up
44 posted on 06/25/2012 7:37:48 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: sunmars
45 posted on 06/25/2012 7:46:51 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Timber Rattler

I agree. I particularly don’t think she would make a run in 2016. She’s ready to stay home, be out of the limelight.

46 posted on 06/25/2012 8:02:31 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: sunmars

My guess is that the 29% who backed 0bama’s executive privilege assertion as the mind-numbed robots who would back Clinton, Carter, and think that FDR was a fantastic president and don’t think twice about supporting 0bama because he has a (D) behind his name. Just my opinion.

47 posted on 06/25/2012 8:06:02 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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Boxers or Briefs Eric?


48 posted on 06/25/2012 8:08:38 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: ScottinVA

>>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).<<

Easy, you poll during church services when most Republicans are not at home to answer the phone, or have their cell phones turned off during services.

Obama’s approval/disapproval rating at Rasmussen dropped from the -12 to -16 level it had been running for weeks to -22,-22,-22,-20 the past four days, immediately following his executive privilege announcement. It hurt him, badly.

49 posted on 06/25/2012 8:11:23 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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Well, I saw some recent pictures of Hillary and she's let herself get rundown physically. She's aged considerably and looks to be in no shape to engage in another strenuous campaign.

This was from three days ago...

50 posted on 06/25/2012 8:16:30 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: sunmars

The really good news in this poll is that most voters have, after two years, finally heard of Fast and Furious enough to have some opinion at all. This scandal was a killer from the start. But we have not been able to move it off the conservative blogs until now.

51 posted on 06/25/2012 8:17:06 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Timber Rattler

hellary is making maddy halfbright look good in comparison.

52 posted on 06/25/2012 8:48:24 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: mo

Yeah, a red-hot-canon like Jaime Zapata was investigating F&F himself and was tracked and whacked for it. (Or something that serious).

53 posted on 06/25/2012 8:57:35 AM PDT by CPO retired
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To: sunmars

29% of likely voters

whittling down to the hardcore supporters.
Wonder how many of the number benefit financially from another Obama term? You know Government workers and g’mint Recipients.
The actual true believers are probably closer to 9-11%

54 posted on 06/25/2012 8:58:21 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: Timber Rattler

Wow, she looks downright elderly.

55 posted on 06/25/2012 10:00:41 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: sunmars

Where’s the transparency we were promised?
/ sarc

56 posted on 06/25/2012 10:33:16 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: MissMagnolia

Nope her day is gone
Nobody on the world stage will let themselves look like that —male or female —if they had any pride left—She is worn out and Bubba is lucky to be alive

57 posted on 06/25/2012 10:54:43 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: DTogo
A Border Agent died, then Holder lied.

Excuse me...but Federal ICE Agent Jamie Zapata was also killed.

kindly update your records.

Thanks in advance.

58 posted on 06/25/2012 11:54:59 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: sunmars

Say good night, Dick!

59 posted on 06/25/2012 9:15:41 PM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: nascarnation
"Could you imagine he numbers if this was reported accurately?"

Just a guess here, but might it go something like 042-xx-xxxx and be stenciled on his new "uniform?"

Just sayin'.

60 posted on 06/26/2012 3:15:26 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome
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