Poll: Obama Overreached on Executive Power
The Fast and Furious scandal continues to cause problems for the Obama administration. According to a new poll conducted for 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.
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.
61 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.