Every once in a while, I come across a public-opinion survey that should have, but didn’t,  ask respondents whether they think most Americans agree with them on the matter at issue.


You see, there’s a tendency among some folks to think that most people agree with them on political issues.


I would love to see a poll, for example, in which respondents are asked a two-pronged question: 1. Should President Obama be impeached? 2. Do you think most Americans agree with you on this matter?


It’s my guess that many, if not most, Republican respondents would think that most of their fellow Americans agree with them that Obama should be impeached.


But that’s not the case. A new poll shows that two-thirds of Republicans want Obama impeached, but only one-third of Americans in general agree.


There’s more on this matter HERE:


Attitudes towards the potential impeachment of President Obama are, overall, similar to attitudes towards the potential impeachment of President Bush in 2007. In 2007, 36% of Americans said that Bush had not abused his powers, while 39% say that same about Obama. Similarly, 32% say that Obama should be impeached and removed from office, while 34% said the same about Bush in 2007.


Perhaps predictably, these attitudes towards the impeachment of Bush and Obama differ significantly according to partisan affiliation. Most Democrats (54%) supported impeaching Bush in 2007, while 68% of Republicans today think that it would be justified to impeach Obama. Overall, 35% of Americans say that impeaching Obama would be justified, while 36% said the same [about Bush] in a 2007 USA Today/Gallup poll.


 


 


 

Every once in a while, I come across a public-opinion survey that should have, but didn’t,  ask respondents whether they think most Americans agree with them on the matter at issue.

You see, there’s a tendency among some folks to think that most people agree with them on political issues.

I would love to see a poll, for example, in which respondents are asked a two-pronged question: 1. Should President Obama be impeached? 2. Do you think most Americans agree with you on this matter?

It’s my guess that many, if not most, Republican respondents would think that most of their fellow Americans agree with them that Obama should be impeached.

But that’s not the case. A new poll shows that two-thirds of Republicans want Obama impeached, but only one-third of Americans in general agree.

There’s more on this matter HERE:

Attitudes towards the potential impeachment of President Obama are, overall, similar to attitudes towards the potential impeachment of President Bush in 2007. In 2007, 36% of Americans said that Bush had not abused his powers, while 39% say that same about Obama. Similarly, 32% say that Obama should be impeached and removed from office, while 34% said the same about Bush in 2007.

Perhaps predictably, these attitudes towards the impeachment of Bush and Obama differ significantly according to partisan affiliation. Most Democrats (54%) supported impeaching Bush in 2007, while 68% of Republicans today think that it would be justified to impeach Obama. Overall, 35% of Americans say that impeaching Obama would be justified, while 36% said the same [about Bush] in a 2007 USA Today/Gallup poll.