A poll commissioned by an Obama surrogate has gotten only 51% to say the lawsuit by House Speaker John Boehner is a so-called political stunt and it’s actually being reported as newsworthy. If all they could muster was a bare majority they have much greater problems than they realize.
A majority of Americans view House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) lawsuit over President Obama’s delayed implementation of ObamaCare’s employer mandate as a “political stunt,” according to a new poll released Monday.
The survey, commissioned by liberal advocacy group Americans United for Change, found that 51 percent of voters don’t believe the lawsuit is legitimate, versus just 41 percent who do.
Moreover, 56 percent say the lawsuit is wasteful spending, with just 36 percent saying it is a good use of taxpayer dollars.
“Congress- and John Boehner personally- already have record low poll numbers. These new findings indicate that the lawsuit against Obama will just reinforce Boehner’s image as an out of touch leader with the wrong priorities,” said Tom Jensen, whose Democratic Public Policy Polling firm conducted the survey.
But Boehner’s office has criticized the White House for dismissing the lawsuit as a “stunt” and knocking the use of taxpayer dollars to fund it.
“Anyone whose boss routinely uses a taxpayer-funded jumbo jet to attend political fundraisers probably ought to lay off that particular talking point,” Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner, said in a statement.
A poll commissioned by an Obama flunky and conducted by the leftwing PPP can only muster 51% support? It’s so lame even PPP isn’t mentioning it. If they had any brains they’d have buried this quickly. Instead expect a wave of stories today claiming a majority oppose Boehner’s political stunt. Just wait and see.