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Well the hits keep on coming for President Obama latest bombshell word that the National Security Agency is that.
Tracking every move you make with your phone calls maybe on line.
All in the name of national security now this on top of news that our government is secretly keeping tabs.
Phone calls and millions of rise in users so far the president's approval ratings though are holding.
Fairly steady roughly half and half take a look at this.
Wall Street Journal NBC news poll 40%.
Say he's doing -- good job 47%.
Say he is not but.
Does this number really matter given all of these simultaneous.
Scandals and you really need a calculator to keep up with -- greater political insiders probably a former Republican congressman for New York.
Package -- Fox News contributor former pollster for president Jimmy Carter.
And in our client Miami bureau Doug shown he too is a Fox News contributor.
And former pollster for Bill Clinton tried to stay dry -- -- guidance.
You know it's a little inclement.
It was slowly stir we view on.
Given all of these scandals it but given that the president's approval ratings are kind of holding steady what do you make of that.
Let's be clear Greg this is that administration in a presidency.
That is in crisis.
You have to re huge issues you have the -- a issue that broke this week the phone records you have three scandals with the IRS.
The Justice Department.
You also have an agenda.
That basically is dead in the water.
This is a presidency that is.
Effectively at a tipping point and I believe that the approval rating is much more likely to go down and perhaps down substantially.
Than it is to go up.
Pat you -- looking at some new poll numbers it just came out and you know.
The American public is dead set against these NSA programs this is let me tell you something what we have is a political class in Washington -- -- -- down there.
All saying -- people care about security don't care about there you know that their.
Privacy rule overwhelming rescues released this morning 26%.
Oppose get this people who they identify as mainstream Americans.
7% to six knots and against in the political class 71%.
The American people are going this is outrageous but don't -- right.
You look at what's happening the president is the movement of Democrats and independents that are starting to happen which is beginning to move him down.
It it will continue -- road as more of these things.
Affect people I think it's more than just he's -- or road -- so we've we've been talking about.
I think the entire political establishment Republicans and Democrats who've been in favor of these types of programs.
I think it's going to.
The divide the American people vs their government more than we've seen maybe ever.
Is this that Titanic sinking moments.
I think you have -- -- -- -- Indian -- you know look term we've all used it took to pro we've been in a pre revolutionary.
The public is looking for something different.
Yeah and with -- and me to say it's not Democrat Republican.
Conservative liberal -- -- every bit country out here against that -- class in the in his today.
Scandal shows that when you see.
The arrangement has broken all party -- let me run through three holes all in a row and let's begin with the Wall Street Journal NBC news poll because what's striking about the independence here.
-- the independent approval rating on the president has dropped.
Points and you know independents are really key in any election.
Let's move forward to the next -- That government is out of control this is our Fox News poll and look at that almost 70% -- confirmation is way out of control.
Put up the Rasmussen poll.
On individual rights and look at this down a whopping 24 point five points among Democrats and that's -- just.
The last six months now your pollster -- so put the easier perspective for us.
Well -- -- -- are exactly right great.
This is a country that is beginning to turn.
On mass against the president they -- basic rights being usurped.
They hold the president and the administration are accountable and they basically are saying what has happened to my government what's happened to my country.
My basic freedoms might basic rights are being eroded.
And after the and is a news broke.
I fell out of my chair when I read the editorial and I hurt my -- I read behavior at times editorial I could biggest cheerleaders of President Obama over the course the last five or six years.
And here is there editorialists but it up on the screen the administration.
Has now lost all credibility mr.
Obama is proving the truism.
That the executive will use any power it is given and very likely abuse.
And by the way and look at the Wall Street Journal normally -- it was quite supporting -- great prices visit great program for all four.
This is that what I call that the tipping point the crisis -- -- but let me tell you this the American people know hey I'm a Verizon -- -- not just my records.
I guarantee you AT&T customers everyone else they're picking up all this information.
The public school what are you doing you picking up from -- that they're not building you know the conspiracy nuts are going to be right.
They're not building that place -- your home or not finisher in the billions Americans in a way that the power structure in the stage for -- -- in both parties don't understand.
What's happened on eleven gave -- government this excuse to hide behind national security and erect.
These barriers that we can't cross.
If we trip now this guy Snowden who released this stuff sees himself.
As epic hero for exposing it and many people will withdrew he's gonna get prosecutors and to -- that won't let -- -- whistle -- -- -- the whistle -- -- you just look it up and read -- and -- is not a whistle but at the point is the old axiom absolute power corrupts absolutely since 9/11 Florida federal government on national security and intelligence issues.
Has had absolute power where we the people cannot.
Contestant it you know.
It Doug I've always addictive that term honest politician is an oxy moron.
And the Wall Street Journal NBC news poll is proving me correct let's put this one up independents who believe the president is honest and -- -- forward to.
Bob that is down eighteen points.
And let's go forward -- the next Wall Street Journal poll.
Question the administration's honesty and integrity means.
I mean it just keeps getting worse and worse doesn't it done.
Yeah it -- and Greg let let's dive into the numbers for justice second.
This is a president who has managed maintain his popularity.
Based on like ability and credibility.
He may well have some like ability left.
-- that's eroding but his credibility -- those numbers show is effectively gone and that's hugely important.
But you're also -- pat -- let's refer to the next three holes.
I -- honesty and integrity of the I arrest probe.
Bad numbers here for the president 55%.
Just -- don't think he's honest about it.
DOJ pretty much same thing even worse -- 58% in and of course the bank Nazi attacks.
Essentially they think the Obama administration the president relying.
And -- -- they think they're lying they're saying people are saying.
They -- it was new poll going -- this this weekend saying that people believe him and -- differences.
But the at this CBS New York Times -- a huge majority in the -- twenty point majority say they're hiding something rather telling me through.
People week for the public that the IRS thing was wrong -- that this was a White House operation -- political operation is on.
Everything the public is nice city which way out of the politicians -- they have decided partners that these things are being manage again.
Last -- -- Ghazi and the iris.
They are both at the moment being investigated by one and the same committee in the house government oversight with one chairman congressman -- -- It's not right.
These are separate scandals they should not both be in the same committee.
We all think they should each have a select committee named to investigate them from top to bottom.
-- congress wouldn't having ousted him a message that maybe somebody else you do investigate -- scandals it would be able to do anything else.
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