Poll: Americans Reveal How They Feel About Anonymous Op-Ed Writer

Just over half of Americans say the author of the anonymous New York Times op-ed slamming President Trump’s leadership should have signed the piece and resigned in protest, according to a new American Barometer poll.

The survey, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 53 percent of respondents said the author, who was identified as a senior administration official, should have signed the op-ed and resigned in protest. . .

A majority of Republican respondents said the official did not handle the situation correctly, with 77 percent saying they should have signed the op-ed and stepped down in protest, while 23 percent of Republicans said the piece should have been published anonymously. . .

“I think this question simply shows us that the public is divided. You put a question like that in front of them and they’ve been hearing arguments either way,” Newport told Hill.TV’s Joe Concha on “What America’s Thinking.”

“It sounds kind of nice, I think, to say that somebody should resign in protest. That sounds like a ‘Jimmy Stewart comes to Washington’ kind of thing so that’s probably why it gets majority support. But we’ll see where this goes, moving forward,” he continued. (Read more from “Poll: Americans Reveal How They Feel About Anonymous Op-Ed Writer” HERE)

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