Rasmussen: 42% want Holder to resign
posted at 2:37 pm on May 31, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
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.