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Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

69 Percent Want Obama to Come Clean on
‘Fast & Furious’



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Wow. Among adults, not registered voters or likely voters, 53 percent approve of the U.S. House of Representatives holding “Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents related to a program called Operation Fast and Furious.” Only 33 percent disapprove.

The CNN survey also found that only 34 percent thought House Republicans had “real ethical concerns,” while 61 percent thought House Republicans did it to “gain political advantage.”

(What political advantage is that? Just how different is the level of “advantage” the House GOP has today compared to two weeks ago?)

Naturally, the CNN.com headline is, “CNN Poll: Was politics behind Holder contempt vote?

The pollsters also asked, “In the congressional investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, in your view, should President Obama and his aides continue to invoke executive privilege to protect the White House decision making process, or should they drop the claim of executive privilege and answer all questions being investigated?”

Only 28 percent said “invoke executive privilege,” and 69 percent said “answer all questions.”


Tags: Barack Obama , Eric Holder , Fast and Furious


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