Via Briefing Room:
More than half of Americans support the move by House Republicans to censure Attorney General Eric Holder, but six in 10 also say that the GOP’s move was politically motivated, according to a poll released Monday.
Some 53 percent of respondents in the CNN/ORC poll say they believe the House did the right thing when voting 255-67 late last month to censure Holder for failing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun smuggling operation. One-third of respondents say they disapprove of the action, while 13 percent are unsure.
But respondents also seem to believe the vote was a political move. Only a third of respondents say Republicans had real ethical concerns about Holder’s handling of the documents, versus 61 percent who say the GOP was looking to gain an upper hand politically.