Skip to comments.CNN/ORC Poll: Americans donít want House Republicans to sue Obama over executive actions
Posted on 07/25/2014 3:36:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
A note of caution.
Republicans in Congress and in the commentariat are fed up with this White House failing to faithfully execute the law, as is its constitutional charge. Regarding this administrations selective enforcement of the laws passed by Congress ranging from DOMA to DACA, from recess appointments made while Congress was in session to the delayed and selective implementation of the Affordable Care Act the GOP is foursquare behind a proposal to sue the president over his flagrant abuse of authority.
The public at large, however, is less than enthralled with the idea of suing President Obama. Based on what you have read or heard, do you believe that the Republicans in the U.S. House should file a lawsuit against Obama, or don’t you feel that way? CNN/ORC pollsters recently asked the public. 57 percent said that the GOP should not sue Obama while just 41 percent supported the lawsuit.
On its face, this makes little sense when compared to another finding in this poll: a plurality of Americans think Obama has gone too far in his effort to extend the powers of the presidency. 45 percent agree that Obama is expanding executive authority beyond its appropriate constitutional limits while just 22 percent say he has not gone far enough. Only self-identified liberals, Democrats, northeasterners, and urban residents disagree that the president has exceeded the boundaries placed on him by the Founders. Another 30 percent of respondents believe Obamas actions are about right.
How do you square these two incongruous results? While a plurality may believe that Obama has exceeded his authority and should be reined in, the public may also think a lawsuit filed by already suspect congressional Republicans is the right instrument to accomplish that.
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Most people don’t even know about it. It’s the middle of summer.
I don’t want him sued.
I want him impeached, arrested, convicted, and properly punished for High Treason.
They don’t want him sued. They want him jailed.
I don’t know what the purpose of polling ORCs would
be, everyone knows they are brainless minions of hell.
CNN doesn’t even try to hide the fact that they and their viewers are ORCs.
Am sure it is true. If most people thought like us you think they’d have elected ODimwit twice? You think the GOP would STILL be in the minority in the Senate? You think that Gay (I’ll say “marriage for brevity) would be supported by the majority? This list can go on and on and on but saying something isn’t true doesn’t make it false. Just ask Baghdad Bob.
This lawsuit is nothing more than a Boehner GOTV ploy. He probably doesn’t have standing AND it will take WAY beyond ODimwit’s term in office before it gets to SCOTUS. By then we’ll probably be in Hildabeast’s Second term.
Only when we finally accept facts for what they are will we ever hope to change America.
Sue the rascal! Do it ASAP! Congress must do something or they will be cease to be a respected factor!!
It’s a CNN poll. Can one expect, otherwise?
OKAY. Resign, congress.
After all, you’re playing small ball, content to play small ball and Obama has already run off with your man parts, your authority and your crayons ions ago. So quit.
Who needs a Republic anyway, Boehner? Just cede your House of Representatives over to the White House, since you have vacated all power of the purse anyway.
He can be the first POTUS executed for high treason.
Just goes to show that Obama and his democrats in the Press have done a successful job at demonizing Congressional republicans.
If speaker john would just step down we would have a new face and they have to start all over again. That would probably win us the midterm big time.
Another left wing wet dream conjured up in a gay hot tub, and then posing as a news article.
I just read a poll saying 1 in 3 Americans want Obama impeached.
This lawsuit is for Boehners and the establishment wing of the GOPs sake only. It’s to make it appear that they care, and are going to really do something to stop that evil, out of control Obama from over stepping his authority.
IT WON’T MATTER ANY WAY!
This lawsuit is a bunch of bologne....kabuki theater, if I’ve ever seen it. It won’t have ANY affect on what Obama does or does not do. No one will enforce anything that comes out of the lawsuit.
All one has to do, is look to the recent Supreme court ruling of Obama’s Recess Appts and how well that was received and ignored by Obama and his admin, to know, not a damn thing changes...he just plows right ahead with his agenda, no one stopping him.
Can we sue the HOR for that? (sarcasm)
Mark Levin says that suing 0bama is another stupid move by Boner. He says the case will get thrown out because Boner does not have standing (Boner represents one half of congress, he does not represent congress). After the case gets thrown out 0bama will rub Boner’s nose in it. Also, Levin does not want the courts taking more power. Levin says Boner already has the power of the purse strings, but does not use it; which is another reason the courts will throw the lawsuit out.
You can bet they are not suing Obama based on deeply held principal alone.
If they are following through with the law suit you can bet it was polled and focus group tested to death before they made the decision to move forward.
This poll is junk
Are you talking about libs or the ROP?
Obama certainly needs to be executed, although there’s still time for a jury to convict Carter and Clinton, and have them executed for their various crimes.
A civil suit is a waste of time, and does nothing to actually stop the tyranny.
Just stop funding him...NOW. Let him pay for his own damned vacation next month. This is ridiculous, the stupid Republicans keep writing him blank checks, you want to make this amnesty stuff...stop funding any support of it.
Love the wording.
Based on what you have read or heard, do you believe...”
Should have read, “Based on what you have heard or read here at CNN, do you believe...”
The low information voter will be the death of us all.
How about we have another presidential election in 9 months.
Okay, so the hundred or so that watch CNN are aginit ...
They also DON’T WANT HIM TAKING ANY EXECUTIVE ACTIONS. CNN doesn’t suck to much.
With an approval rating that's at 39% and at free-fall, one has to wonder just WHO this CNN/ORC poll questioned.
No doubt, the stay-at-home government cheese-eaters waiting for their checks.
The rest of us were out busy working for a living and struggling to take care of our families while these MOOCHERS answered a stupid poll.
If they have the grounds to sue him, then Obama can be impeached for the same which is an enumerated power delegated to congress.
Impeach him, already, Boehner, you dimwit.
CNN/ORC. ROTFL! Obama clowns.
Dear CNN Communist sympathizers:
America is governed by the Constitution, NOT your propagandist polls!
Obama’s actions are UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!
Suing Obama is appropriate and necessary, ONLY because the AG is unwilling to uphold the law either.
hes probably right, John Boner is a real problem here.
Did they poll the CNN anchors?
Pray America wakes up
CNN brings a poll to try and rescue the Clown. Hey, CNN....did you see Gallup today?
Screw the polls. Lead, do what you believe is right, but don’t put your finger in the air and try to figure out which way the wind is blowing before you decide what your position is.
I want him removed from office not sued. I am sick of taxpayer monies being flushed away by and over this evil scum. He is a criminal and should be treated as such.