Poll: Voters Disagree With Obama on Transparency
Earlier this month President Barack Obama praised his administration as “the most transparent administration in history.”
American voters disagree.
A new Fox News poll finds that 37 percent of voters think the Obama administration is less open and transparent than previous administrations, and another 35 percent say it is about as transparent as others.
Twenty-six percent agree President Obama has met a 2008 presidential campaign commitment to openness and that his administration is more transparent than others.
The issue rose to the surface again last week when the White House press corps was shut out from watching President Obama play golf with Tiger Woods. Prior to that reporters had been questioning the openness of the administration on weightier issues, such as the Benghazi attack on U.S. diplomats.
The differing views of the administration’s transparency have a strong partisan bias.