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You don’t say.
via: The Hill
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.
But in a sign that the electorate’s frustration extends to Capitol Hill, voters by a significant margin also feel Congress has behaved in an obstructionist manner toward the president.
Amid the discontent over the behavior of both Obama and members of Congress, the poll found a strong preference among voters for a return to one-party rule in Washington.
Obama last week invoked executive privilege to stop certain Justice Department documents relating to the botched “gun-walking” operation from being disclosed to the House Oversight and Government Reform committee.
The same panel, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), voted along party lines to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
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.
He should already be gone.
via: The Daily Caller
Rasmussen Reports released a new poll Friday indicating that more Americans want Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over Operation Fast and Furious than those who want him to stay.
The polling data shows that 40 percent of likely voters want Holder to resign, whereas only 27 percent think he should stay. Thirty-three percent of likely voters are undecided on the issue.
Poll crosstabs provided to The Daily Caller show that Democrats and Republicans nationwide desire Holder’s resignation.
Twenty-one percent of voters likely to support Democrats want Holder to leave office, and 63 percent of likely Republican voters want him gone. Thirty-four percent of voters likely to cast ballots for “other” want Holder gone too.
via: National Journal
For much of the presidential campaign, President Obama’s top strategists have outlined their numerous paths to 270 electoral votes: win Florida, sweep the Southwest, or pick off a Southern state or two. But they didn’t prepare for the possibility that working-class white voters in the Rust Belt could abandon the president en masse, throwing his well-laid plans into disarray.
With the economy struggling to pick up steam, three must-win “blue-wall” states are looking increasingly winnable for the Romney campaign: Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Both election results (from the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall) and reputable polling show that all three states are shaping up to be highly competitive, and that both campaigns will be devoting significant resources there.
via: CNS News
An overwhelming majority, 92 percent, of people in France want to see Barack Obama reelected president of the United States, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.
The 21-nation survey, conducted by Pew’s Global Attitudes Project from Mar. 17 to Apr. 20, found that “despite disappointment with Obama’s policies, there is still considerable support for his reelection in many countries, especially in Europe.”
Mitt Romney now leads President Obama for the first time in Wisconsin where the president’s support has fallen to its lowest level to date.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Romney with 47% of the vote to Obama’s 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
I guess it’s not so controversial after all.
A new CNN poll finds 75% of Americans support the controversial Arizona immigration law that allows law enforcement officials to question a suspect’s immigration status after they have already been detained for another reason.
When the law was passed in 2010, it led to a firestorm of controversy in the national debate over illegal immigration. Opponents feared that police would use the law to harass and racially profile Hispanics, while supporters claimed that the federal government doesn’t do enough to fight illegal immigration and the state was simply trying to fill that void.
Voters are a little less enthusiastic about the United Nations these days.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters now view the international organization at least somewhat favorably. However, slightly more (49%) share at least a somewhat unfavorable opinion of it. This includes 10% with a Very Favorable view and 24% with a Very Unfavorable one. Another 10% are undecided.