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Poll: Public Opposes Increased Presidential Power

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posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 12:29 PM
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Poll: Public Opposes Increased Presidential Power


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WASHINGTON – Americans strongly oppose giving the president more power at the expense of Congress or the courts, even to enhance national security or the economy, according to a new poll.

The Associated Press-National Constitution Center poll of views on the Constitution found people wary of governmental authority after years of controversy over the Bush administration's expansion of executive power, and especially skeptical of increasing the president's powers.

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posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 12:29 PM
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Well, this is actually a good sign: It appears folks are finally waking up to the obscene abuses of power that have been rampant over the past 8 years. It only took an illegal war and countless deaths, the nazi-like patriot act, illegal spying, suspension of habeas corpus, etc., to finally open their eyes. lol

But like the one guy says here, it will probably take AGES to undo all of the criminal amendments and abuses this administration has put into place...


President Bush and Congress are at record low approval ratings in recent polls, with Congress even less popular than the president. But in the new poll, the public is more reluctant to expand the president's powers than those of Congress.

Two-thirds of Americans oppose altering the balance of power among the three branches of government to strengthen the presidency, even when they thought that doing so would improve the economy or national security. People were more evenly split over giving Congress more power in the same circumstances.




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posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 01:29 PM
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Thanks DD ! I appreciate this bit of good news today. The next step is to see how the administration responds to this data - will it start backing down or just increase the propaganda to try and turn the tide ?



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