Pollster Zogby: House Lawsuit 'Idiotic'

Wednesday, 06 Aug 2014 06:50 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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Republicans are looking for trouble at the polls if they continue to pursue their lawsuit against President Barack Obama, according to veteran pollster John Zogby.

"Just in practical terms alone, it doesn’t move the ball forward,'' Zogby, CEO of Zogby Analytics, said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"Republicans still do need some proactive agenda to run on and it opens up the potential for the president to do what Harry Truman did in 1948 — which is run against a do-nothing Congress.''

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House Speaker John Boehner, with the approval of GOP lawmakers, has filed a lawsuit against Obama claiming he has repeatedly overstepped his authority in the use of executive power.

But Zogby said Republicans have enough on their plate as it is, as far as mending its vast divide and establishing a middle ground.

"There are multiple bases and there still are, believe it or not, some moderates and moderate to conservatives left who want to do something, who want a proactive agenda,'' he said.

"A lawsuit and now this initiative, as well, it’s a way of confusing matters and opening the door for the president to come against them in a negative way …

"Remember the critical mass of Americans still wants something to get done, they want some resolution to some of our issues and so I … call the [lawsuit] idiotic because it takes the GOP eyes off the prize.''

Asked how Republicans will fare in the upcoming midterm elections, Zogby believes it’s a toss-up for now, with both parties feeling the heat.

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