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Rasmussen: 42% want Holder to resign

posted at 2:37 pm on May 31, 2013 by

As we wait for today’s Friday-night news dump, a large plurality of Americans think it should be the resignation of Eric Holder, according to Rasmussen’s new poll.  That’s less meaningful than you might think, though:

Most voters don’t approve of the U.S. Justice Department’s investigation of news reporters, and a plurality now thinks the department’s boss, Attorney General Eric Holder, should resign.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 25% of Likely U.S. Voters have a favorable opinion of Holder, while 47% view him unfavorably. This includes nine percent (9%) with a Very Favorable opinion and 32% with a Very Unfavorable view. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Forty-two percent (42%) of voters believe Holder should resign. Twenty-four percent (24%) disagree and think the attorney general should stay. Thirty-four percent (34%) are not sure.

Wow — his numbers must really be tanking in the AP/Rosen scandals, huh?  Not exactly:

Those numbers are little changed from a year ago when 40% thought he should resign and 27% were opposed.

A few other factoids from this survey of 1000 likely voters:

  • 65% are paying very close or somewhat close attention to the DoJ scandals
  • 58% disapprove (38% strongly) of the seizure of the AP’s phone records
  • 55% disapprove (38% strongly) of the DoJ’s actions with Rosen
  • A majority of Republicans think Holder should resign (69/6) and a plurality of independents (43/19), but a plurality of Democrats think he should stick around (20/42)

That’s no vote of confidence, to be sure, but it’s not exactly a runaway train for removal. Yet.

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Alternate headline:

Rasmussen: 58% are Clueless Imbeciles

KS Rex on May 31, 2013 at 2:42 PM

He should be arrested for Fast and Furious.

El_Terrible on May 31, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Firing is inadequate.

forest on May 31, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Sad that most people have no clue and it’s most likely not their faults. Most of my family and co-workers get their info from the nightly news or Boston Globe so they don’t know much about what is really going on.

Dr. Frank Enstine on May 31, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Holder is like Al Capone. They’ll have to get him on tax evasion.

OH, WAIT…

Marcola on May 31, 2013 at 3:06 PM

I want him in jail….where Bubba can show him the ropes.

dirtengineer on May 31, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Send him to wander in the desert for 40 years.

trs on May 31, 2013 at 3:22 PM

That’s no vote of confidence, to be sure, but it’s not exactly a runaway train for removal. Yet.

Which is why we don’t need to stinking special prosecutor. Let Congress keep this in the news for the next 18 months…

JohnGalt23 on May 31, 2013 at 4:32 PM

As we wait for today’s Friday-night news dump

Wasn’t Hot Air predicting that this week’s news dump would be a Holder resignation? I hope nobody put any money on that.

The Rogue Tomato on May 31, 2013 at 5:40 PM

This part of the 58% wants to see him rot in jail.

jersey taxpayer on May 31, 2013 at 7:20 PM

While the other 58% want to see him prosecuted for his crimes?

conservativecaveman on May 31, 2013 at 10:41 PM

This means that 34% of Americans are ignorant fools,while 24% are Nazi sympathizers. Geesh!

redware on June 1, 2013 at 5:40 AM

Alternate headline:

Rasmussen: 58% are Clueless Imbeciles

KS Rex on May 31, 2013 at 2:42 PM

This means that 34% of Americans are ignorant fools,while 24% are Nazi sympathizers. Geesh!

redware on June 1, 2013 at 5:40 AM

most college kids can’t even name the three branches of government, or their own Senators and Congressman… most in man i9n the street interviews will nod approvingly on fascist tactics as long as the ones doing it are in THEIR party.. most get their “news” from the Daily Show, or worse that cretin Colbert.. most can’t tell you the years of the civil war or WW II.

The left has systematically dumbed down education through the years to produce the sheep they so desperately need..

No more government classes.. no civics, no world or US history..

but lots of classes on self (unearned) esteem.. or gender bias, or social studies variations like.. my little left wing ponyland… When a close relative was telling me high school kids were being taught social studies using the Lion King film as source material in the local high school..

really?

No philosophers?.. no intellectuals on American exceptional, or the unique attributes of American culture?.. nothing about the freedoms to pursue your own kind of American dream?.. nothing at all meaningful or useful?

in 1977, I graduated with a high School diploma more valuable intellectually than any current BA in the Liberal Arts.. I sure as Hell know more, am better informed, able to understand the concepts of separation of powers..

Most of the Daily audience will rant off on their favorite musicians at length.. but can’t even tell you what the AG’s job even is..

two generations trained to be useful idiots..

mark81150 on June 1, 2013 at 6:19 AM

Alternate headline:

Rasmussen: 58% are Clueless Imbeciles

KS Rex on May 31, 2013 at 2:42 PM

And yet the morons on this site claimed a ham sandwich could have beaten Obama.

Basilsbest on June 1, 2013 at 10:04 AM

And yet the morons on this site claimed a ham sandwich could have beaten Obama.

Basilsbest on June 1, 2013 at 10:04 AM

With what we know now about the TP being targeted by IRS and with such a narrow margin of victory, I can only think the election essentially was stolen…

hillsoftx on June 1, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Forty-two percent (42%) of voters believe Holder should resign. Twenty-four percent (24%) disagree and think the attorney general should stay. Thirty-four percent (34%) are not sure

…it just shows…that the Department of Education…should be abolished!

KOOLAID2 on June 2, 2013 at 10:37 AM