|President Obama and his daughters at the 68th annual pardoning of Thanksgiving turkey|
The latest PPP poll amazingly shows that Republicans hate President Obama so much that they even hate the way he pardons turkeys.
Public Policy Polling's Reported this...
The examples of the GOP's reflexive opposition to President Obama's agenda are many but this may be the best one yet: by a 27 point margin Republicans say they disapprove of the President's executive order last year pardoning two Thanksgiving turkeys (Macaroni and Cheese) instead of the customary one. Only 11% of Republicans support the President's executive order last year to 38% who are opposed- that's a pretty clear sign that if you put Obama's name on something GOP voters are going to oppose it pretty much no matter what. Overall there's 35/22 support for the pardon of Macaroni and Cheese thanks to 59/11 support from Democrats and 28/21 from independents.
President of PPP, Dean Debnam, said…
“Republicans are so opposed to everything President Obama wants to do that they even take issue with his handling of the traditional Thanksgiving turkey pardon. It’s pretty hard to work across party lines on real issues against that backdrop.”
Oh, by the way, George W. Bush pardoned two turkeys in virtually every year of his presidency.