Majority of voters approve of Holder contempt vote

Just over a week after the House voted to make Attorney General Eric Holder the first Cabinet officer in history to be held in contempt of Congress, a new CNN survey showed 53 percent of voters nationwide approve of the House vote, with 33 percent expressing disapproval and 13 percent unsure.

However, CNN???s poll also found 61 percent of the public believes Republicans supported the contempt motion to gain political advantage, while only 34 per cent believed House Republicans had real ethical concerns about the way Holder handled Operation Fast and Furious. The White House has asserted executive privilege in the case and Holder will not face any criminal prosecution.