Poll: 57 Percent of Americans Say the Obama Administration Is Not the Most Transparent Ever

“This is the most transparent
administration in history,” President Obama has said. The
new Reason-Rupe poll
, however, finds 57 percent of Americans
disagree with the president’s statement. Only 37 percent of
Americans think the Obama administration is the most transparent in

Eighty-one percent of Republicans, 61 percent of independents,
and 34 percent of Democrats say the Obama administration is not the
most transparent administration in history.

As income rises, Americans become more skeptical of President
Obama’s transparency assertion. About half of Americans making less
than $50,000 a year disagree with the president’s promise compared
to 68% of Americans making more than $90,000 a year disagree.

A majority (54 percent) of Hispanics disagree that the current
administration is the most transparent while 41 percent agree.
Nearly two-thirds of white Americans disagree while more than
two-thirds of African-Americans agree that Obama’s administration
is most transparent.

A plurality of young Americans 18-24 agree with President Obama
on his administration’s transparency, but 60 percent of older
millennials (35-34) disagree.  Roughly 6 in 10 Americans over
35 also disagree the Obama administration is the most transparent
in history.

Nationwide telephone poll conducted Dec 4-8 2013 interviewed
1011 adults on both mobile (506) and landline (505) phones, with a
margin of error +/- 3.7%. Princeton Survey Research Associates
International executed the nationwide Reason-Rupe survey. Columns
may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Full poll results,
detailed tables, and methodology found here. Sign
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poll here.

from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/11/poll-57-percent-of-americans-say-the-ob2

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