Poll: Only 29% Approve of Obama’s Fast & Furious Executive Privilege Stunt

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 at 7:33 am

Obviously he’s got something to hide, and most clear-thinking people see that.

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.

Democrats have accused Issa of waging a partisan campaign that has no real purpose save for embarrassing Obama and Holder.

Issa has always denied his pursuit of Holder is politically driven.

“Our purpose has never been to hold the attorney general in contempt,” he said last week. “Our purpose has always been to get the information the committee needs to complete its work — that it is not only entitled to do, but obligated to do.”

White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that “the assertion of privilege has to do with the absolute necessity of retaining the executive branch’s independence.”

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.

Memo to Team Romney: You’ve got a winning issue here. Exploit it as quickly as possible.

2 Responses to “Poll: Only 29% Approve of Obama’s Fast & Furious Executive Privilege Stunt”

  1. Tom22ndState on 25/25/12 at 11:02 am

    Thank you very much. As our president’s administration essentilly committed an acy of war on Mexico culminating in the death of two federal lawmen. SHOUT the word about the hundreds of Mexican nationals- law enforcement, federales, gangsters, bystanders. Maybe not stage the aftermath scenes like in Lebanon, but there should be greiving survivers other than our two families here.

    I saw a nice Congress-woman from Tennesee who came off very well as she discussed what may happen if Obamao-care was struck down; the alternatives. But when Chuck Toad asked her where the scandal was in F&F she focused on Agent Terrys’ death exclusively. This needs to change, thanks for your efforts you Jamie Wearing Fool.