New Poll Shows American People Support President Obama In Netanyahu Speech Dispute



A poll reveals that by a 47%-30% margin respondents overwhelmingly agree that it was inappropriate for John Boehner to invite Netanyahu to address Congress without consulting President Obama.

The Huffington Post/YouGov poll of adults interviewed February 4 – 8, 2015 revealed a consensus that Boehner’s Netanyahu invitation was inappropriate. By a margin of 47%-30%, those polled believed that Boehner’s actions were inappropriate. A majority of both men (45%-37%), women (49%-23%), people age 18-29 (39%-25%), people age 30-44 (51%-19), people age 45-64 (51%-34%), and those over age 65 (45%-44%) all thought that Boehner’s actions were inappropriate. Whites (42%-36%), Blacks (67%-12%), and Hispanics (55%-12%) all agreed that Boehner’s behavior was inappropriate. Democrats (72%-11%) and Independents (41%-31%) believed Boehner’s invitation without consulting Obama to be inappropriate. Only Republicans supported Boehner’s disrespect of the president (50%-29%).


By a margin of 39%-30%, Democrats do not want their member of Congress to go to the speech. Overall, respondents are split over whether or not their member of Congress should attend the speech. 46% want their member to attend, 24% do not, and 30% are not sure.

The Obama administration’s position has been that it was inappropriate for Boehner to invite Netanyahu to address Congress without first consulting the White House. The American people agree that they don’t want the Speaker of the House cutting the President Of The United States out of the process. Most Americans understand Boehner’s behavior for what it was. Boehner and Netanyahu conspired to disrespect the president, and the respondents in this poll did not think Speaker Boehner’s behavior was appropriate.

The data from this poll supports the White House position that they won’t tell members of Congress whether they should or shouldn’t attend the speech. The Republican hope that they could use Netanyahu’s speech to divide Democrats and the country has largely fallen flat. The people surveyed in the YouGov poll had a better understanding of events than Republicans gave them credit for.

The Netanyahu/Boehner conspiracy is one plan to disrespect that has completely backfired.

55 Replies to “New Poll Shows American People Support President Obama In Netanyahu Speech Dispute”

  1. 30% is probably close to the tea party percentage of the nation. They are in favor of anything President Obama opposes.

  2. Only Republicans supported Boehner’s disrespect of the president (50%-29%).

    As Gomer Pyle would say… Surprise, surprise, surprise!

    The right-wing media brainwashed Republicans simply hate Obama and everything he stands for because Faux Snooze and Rushbo say they should.

  3. What they did was just plain wrong! Boehner is just a plain embarrassment to the United States of America! Him and anyone that supported this act of treason! Now they expect our President to attend??
    They are the laughing stock of the whole world!

  4. You’d think that in an era of internet access, the American people would be more enlightened, wouldn’t you?

    Instead, it’s as if these people have actually become stupider. They’re DEvolving rather than evolving.


  5. The neo-confederates are the traitors of these United States, and they should be labeled as such.

    They have never gotten over losing to the Northerners. Seriously…you can’t fix stupid.

  6. The same neb-confederates who are celebrating the birth of John Wilkes Booth. It is all about his race.

  7. Boehner: I Hid Netanyahu Invitation from White House to Avoid Obama “Getting in the Way”

    Today on Fox News, House Speaker John Boehner admitted that he concealed his invitation to Israel’s Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, to avoid the President and his staff from “getting in the way.” This admittance flies in the face of earlier statements, in which Boehner denied hiding negotiations to bring Netanyahu before Congress from the White House

    House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday that he had asked Israeli Ambassador to Washington Ron Dermer not to inform the Obama administration about their contact over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Congress speech so as to avoid “interference.”
    “I wanted to make sure there is no interference,” Boehner told Fox News’ Sunday morning program. “There is no secret here about the animosity that this White House has for Netanyahu and I didn’t want them getting in the way and quashing what I thought was a real opportunity,”

  8. Laying odds that Boehner shows up totally loaded to the speech — just like he was when he drunk-dialed Bibi to invite him.

  9. I keep saying this: Dems should go to that speech, and when Netanyahu starts to speak, they all should stand up, turn their backs on him, and walk out. What a sight that would be…and on TV for the whole world to see! How hard would it be for them (Dems) to do that? I want to see that happen…

  10. Face it – the Republicans just plain don’t understand how a Constitutional Democracy works. They don’t want anyone else to understand it either.

  11. Well that’s the rub. There are two sides to every technology. The Internet is good for spreading information rapidly and in ways that are nearly impossible to censor; even in places like Iran or China to a lesser degree.

    On the other hand those who would never ever read anything that disagrees with their bias will double down into the echo chamber. The problem lies not with the internet but who uses it.

  12. If Nancy Pelosi would have done what Boehner has done, the damn GOP would be coming at her with lawsuits, treason charges, violation of the Logan Act or sedition charges. Where are the low-life Democrats. Somebody out of that group should be coming forth with the same charges against Boehner. It’s time to put the pressures on these scoundrels and play the same games they play. Wake up Dems, instead of sitting there like a bunch of sissy-pants. As long as you let them say and do whatever they want makes you look worthless and weak. Fight fire with fire.

  13. i agree bernieinMD, the democrats are too damn quiet, they make me ashamed of being a democrat! FIGHT BACK YOU FRICKIN COWARDS!

  14. Proverbs 16:7 “When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.”
    Angry, bigoted Republicans can’t seem to come to terms with the fact that President Obama is infinitely smarter than Boehner and Netanyahu put together…..and while Black, of all things! Bluntly, Republicans believe we have to turn Iran into a lake of fire in order for Jesus to return, while a vengeant, unbalanced B-Net just wants Muslim blood on the streets so he can sleep nights. Full stop.

  15. When Rep. Boehner admitted he had HID his invitation an correspondent with a Foreign Power from the White house, an went behind this Presidents back he admitted he had broken a Federal Law! The ‘Logan Act” is a single Federal Statue making it a CRIME for “ANY” Citizen to confer with a Foreign Gov. AGAINST the interest of the United States. It Prohibits “ANY” U.S Citizen from Negotiating with other Nations on behalf of the U.S with our “FULL AUTHORIZATION”! NO Citizen can carry on any Correspondence or intercourse with any Foreign Gov.,or an Officer/Agent thereof, in relations to “ANY DISPUTE OR CONTROVERSIES” That the foreign Nation has with the U.S, or to defeat ‘ANY” measure’s of the U.S! I would say it is 100% Knowlegable, as Netanyahu said himself that he was coming to speak”Against” this U.S Presidents Foreign Policy with Iran because he don’t like it—–That both these men are attempting to undermine the U.S Policies/an the U.S President! How much more clearer…..

  16. if the Denocrats don’t walk out I don’t think I will vote the rest of my life . This is their opportunity to stand up against these traitors who would undermine our great country .

  17. and clueless about:
    The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 30 January 1799, currently codified at 18 U.S.C. § 953) is a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. It was passed in 1799 and last amended in 1994.

  18. Oh please to say our “monarch” wasn’t consulted about the visit is naive. Obama is just trying to make Boehner look bad and that idiot doesn’t need any help in that department.

  19. Bernie, the next time the Dem party calls asking for a donation, tell them just what you wrote here.

    Maybe if they hear it enough, the light bulb will finally go off.

    I don’t know WTF they are afraid of either.

  20. For anyone to agree with Obama on this shows that they must have no idea as to how the govt. is supposed to work with 3 branches of govt. balanced equally. Obama is not a king, so it makes me wonder how many of the people polled were newcomers- those Obama has made “citizens” who have no idea about what America stands for and will be voting next time around. The other branches of govt. don’t have to do Obama’s bidding but they make decisions for themselves. Obama wants to interfere and call the shots for all 3. This is an overtaking of our country by the executive branch. It is unconstitutional, to say the least.

  21. Executive Branch: Headed by the president.

    The president carries out federal laws and recommends new ones, directs national defense and foreign policy, and performs ceremonial duties.

    Powers include directing government, commanding the Armed Forces, dealing with international powers, acting as chief law enforcement officer, and vetoing laws.

    Before you lecture others on the responsibilities the constitution sets forth for the executive branch of our government, you might want to read up on the facts…

    Just in case you can’t find something you comprehend, the above description comes from CONGRESS FOR KIDS!

  22. Notice the Executive Branch handles foreign policy, what policy is required for an Allie to speak to congress? Does the president ask permission as to have whom he will have over to the white house?

    Now that the election is over maybe Putin can come and speak to us?

  23. Kathleen, I think you need to go to the seventh grade civics class I attended at my rural school. Do they even teach civics any more. I learned about my local government, my state government and the federal government AND the Constitution. Even had to memorize the preamble to the Constitution. Please try to find out about these things before you come back here. You obviously know how to use the internet. And please, please turn off the television channel you have been watching.

  24. “Fact is” if any Dem had done this during any rethug administration, would he or she be still walking the streets? doubt it!!

  25. I think an empty chamber on the Democratic side of the room would be the best. I want my two Senators to boycott and I have told them if they attend this farce and applaud this man I will never give another red cent to them or to the Democratic Party. I appreciate VP Biden’s stance of not attending. The Democrats are running a big risk by participating in this insult to the sovereignty of our country and this blatant insult to our President.

  26. I think that is too high. I would say more like 20-22% of Americans. And that is not enough influence to send American soldiers to war for Israel and that is not enough to convince American taxpayers to pay for yet another war in the Middle East. It’s not going to happen.

  27. The demographics of majority of individuals who thought it was acceptable to disrespect the president was in the over 65 category!! SURPRISE SURPRISE!! I’m sorry!! the baby boomer generation, for the most part is what’s destroying this country!! so many of the OLE DIE HARD archie bunker type!! BTW I’m apart of the baby boomer generation myself and I’m DEEPLY ashamed!!!

  28. JO:
    Read your post & 4 the 1st time I felt compelled 2 scroll, find ‘Kathleen’ {post referred 2 n Ur response) & aft X2, then ONE MORE reading, had overwhelming desire to affirm your very compassionate & HELPFUL advice to her. sadly, as knight4444 states, it appears there’s SOME merit in what he concludes. . . unless KATHLEEN is 23, WAIT! Don’t laugh too hard. Stunningly, & w/a sense of awe/disbelief, I asked {& FOUND} many of the mbrs of THAT younger group–particularly, the ones in homes where education is not promoted or discussed much & POLITICS=largely ignored except on POTUS Election Day so KATHLEEN’s response largely represents the same attitude{feelings, thoughts, behaviors} WO/question{Y ? W/FAUX-NEWS}? UNBELIEVABLE. THIS MUST BE ADDRESSED/FIXED NOW–just as #POTUS OBAMA has always advocated! I don’t CARE if the adage is: “NEVER ATTEMPT TO EDUCATE DURING AN ELECTION YEAR!” I CONTEND “NEVER STOP EDUCATING–EVER. WHAT’S ‘YEAR’ GOT 2 DO…

  29. @bryan, the 1960’s was a revolution!! young people protested the Viet Nam war they embraced love and peace! and the establishment especially the GOP were scared $HITLESS!! that’s why reagan began destroying the middle class!! But I fear many individuals from the 60’s turned into NEO CONS!! my theory is as many individuals begin to age, “SOME” become ANGRY- MEAN-and extremely LOW INFORMATION citizens – SELFISH!! LMFAO I just described 99.9% of the FUX NEWS audience

  30. Jealousy of POTUS, that’s where all this hate comes from. The whole GOP together doesn’t have 0.001% of the capability that our President has to do his job, and do it well, DESPITE the obstruction.

    Good work POTUS.

  31. Our nations MOTTO in 1775, 1863, Now, and forever is

    Don;t TREAD ON US, go fight your own war and don’t tell the BIG GUYS what todo. We are only AMERICAN yes we benefit and encourage all the cultural, Scientific, Literally technical and hard woking spirit that has made us really un-breakable. YES we have Irish Am, Japanese Americans, Native Americans, Italian, African, Korean, French, German, Spanish, Pac Islanders, Persian, Jewish, Hindoo, Pakistani, Scotch, Welsh Scandinavian. Check, Russian, Polsh,Greek, Turk, Armenian, Croat,Arab and……….many more, but there are times in history that our NATION comes first. America is the LONE beacon for humanities’ salvation, NOW we are all just AMERICANS, and you are either with us or against us. God Bless America..Death to Traitors.

  32. Disrespectful behavior. I am appalled at the HATE (you can see it in his face) this man has for our President. Whether you agree or disagree you should never be disrespectful. A lot of people are forgetting this very important value. If you have “RESPECT” then most of the “ugly” will not be here. Sad our President had to experience this his entire years in office.

  33. A Huffpo poll? How nice, bless your hearts. You all actually believe that a huffpo pol represents the nation? Who even reads it, I mean seriously? You guys. Yep, that’s it. And of course, you guys all already agree with each other. This is a “See, we all agree. Let’s pat ourselves on the backs about how clever we are.” poll. What other results did you expect from a liberal rag? I wasn’t polled, came across this article by chance. There are millions of us who do not go to the huffington post. So you can say “see, I told you so” all you want. The only thing you have here is a survey showing you all agree with each other, because I promise you, the rest of us, many millions of us, know differently.

  34. Yeah; well then all of those people that support Obama don’t know a thing about our Constitution and this thing called Separation of Powers. If Mr. Obama spent more time doing his own job as executive and less time trying to legislate from the White house then maybe he would be more popular. As head of the House, Mr. Boehner is completely within his right and his job to bypass Mr. Obama’s “approval”

  35. EL AL has flights for you quislings. I for one do not want my country to fight the likuds war over lies
    Imminent Iran nuclear threat? A timeline of warnings since 1979.

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    Breathless warnings that the Islamic Republic will soon be at the brink of nuclear capability have been made for decades. Here is a chronicle of predictions.

  36. Amen Gina! Why is it with these liberals that they are so quick to except any thing that comes from some lefty source as truth?

  37. You are stuck on stupid. The majority of Americans do not want to cede our national interest to another country. Being the idiot that you are you don’t even understand the ramifications of what they are trying to do. Please educate yourself and read the AIPAC written Kirk/Menendez bill as a start

  38. Unfortunately Julie, that hatred is on both sides of the tracks. I live in Wisconsin where liberals say things about our Governor that are so vile that it would make any rational persons skin crawl. Perhaps both sides need to spend more time looking inward than across the tracks.

  39. Grow up! Profanity and insults are the tools of fools…and you appear to be their leader. Why don’t you educate yourself before you post ignorant and sophomoric drivel!

  40. Maybe if you took those blinders off and stop with your right wing bullshit you would see what he is doing to your state

    He has not lowered the tax rate for all citizens
    Governor Walker’s Tax Shift Plan Would Raise Taxes for Most – See more at:

    You should read it if you can read and BTW hows that 2 billion deficit working out?

    Wisconsin state budget shortfall projected at nearly $1.8 billion

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