A new Rasmussen poll finds apathy on the White House job offer issue Republicans keep hammering Joe Sestak on:
Voters express only modest concern and hardly any surprise about the secret job offers made by the Obama White House to Democratic politicians in Colorado and Pennsylvania in hopes of getting them to drop their primary challenges of incumbent senators.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters finds that 61% say the job offers are a least somewhat important to how they will vote this November. However, only 32% say the issue is Very Important. That falls far below the importance attached to all 10 issues tracked regularly by Rasmussen Reports. Eighty-five percent (85%) consider the economy to be a Very Important issues. Number 10 on the list, abortion, is considered Very Important by 42%.
A plurality of voters (40%) believe that the job offers currently in the news involve both Republican and Democratic candidates. Only one-third of voters (34%) are aware that the job offers involves Democratic candidates, while seven percent (7%) say Republican candidates are involved. Nineteen percent (19%) aren’t sure.
But 44% of voters also say the job offers made to keep candidates out of closely contested state primaries are fairly typical of what politicians normally do. Just 19% say that’s not true, while 37% more are not sure.