A decided plurality of voters think that Attorney Genearl Eric Holder should resign, according to a survey taken by Rasmussen.
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.
Surprisingly, those numbers are little changed from a year ago when 40% thought Holder should go and 27% thought he should stay.
Ed Morrissey has a few other tidbits from the poll:
- 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)
Pressure is not at critical mass yet, as the administration - and Holder - hunker down hoping the storm will pass. They may yet escape relatively unscathed but it won't take much for those resignation calls to increase.