Thursday, May 21, 2009

Gallup: Americans turn thumbs down on Pelosi's handling of interrogation issue

Speaker Pelosi: "The CIA lied to me."

(Hat tip: The Plum Line)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is coming up a big loser in her credibility battle with the CIA. In a new Gallup poll, 47% of Americans disapprove of the way she has handled the interrogations issue, while only 31% approve. In sharp contrast, 51% approve of the CIA's handling of the matter, and only 31% disapprove.

To be sure, these results probably reflect the disparate support for Pelosi and the CIA going into the current bitter battle. Republicans in Congress get numbers basically as bad as Pelosi's and Congressional Democrats don't fare much better. Meanwhile, 59% approve of Obama's handling of this issue.

Even so, Pelosi is in a deep hole, and she seems intent on digging it deeper.

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