Poll: 57 Percent of Americans Say the Obama Administration Is Not the Most Transparent Ever

“This is the most transparent administration in history,” President Obama has said. The new Reason-Rupe poll, however, finds 57 percent of Americans disagree with the president’s statement. Only 37 percent of Americans think the Obama administration is the most transparent in history.

Eighty-one percent of Republicans, 61 percent of independents, and 34 percent of Democrats say the Obama administration is not the most transparent administration in history.

As income rises, Americans become more skeptical of President Obama’s transparency assertion. About half of Americans making less than $50,000 a year disagree with the president’s promise compared to 68% of Americans making more than $90,000 a year disagree.

A majority (54 percent) of Hispanics disagree that the current administration is the most transparent while 41 percent agree. Nearly two-thirds of white Americans disagree while more than two-thirds of African-Americans agree that Obama’s administration is most transparent.

A plurality of young Americans 18-24 agree with President Obama on his administration’s transparency, but 60 percent of older millennials (35-34) disagree.  Roughly 6 in 10 Americans over 35 also disagree the Obama administration is the most transparent in history.

Nationwide telephone poll conducted Dec 4-8 2013 interviewed 1011 adults on both mobile (506) and landline (505) phones, with a margin of error +/- 3.7%. Princeton Survey Research Associates International executed the nationwide Reason-Rupe survey. Columns may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Full poll results, detailed tables, and methodology found here. Sign up for notifications of new releases of the Reason-Rupe poll here.

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  • Libertymike||

    Upon just what facts are the 37% relying in "thinking" that the O administration is the most transparent in history?

  • Gozer the Gozerian||

    "Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, Obamaphone!"

  • Gozer the Gozerian||


  • Jesus H. Christ||

    I keep seeing this crap about 53% disapprove of Obama, etc. and I just have to wonder WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ABOUT HALF THE NATION?? Is this economy what anyone would call a success? What about transparency, or competence or corruption? Who thinks this looks like "winning"?

  • Rich||

    Remember the infamous utterance "We won"?

  • PapayaSF||

    "Transparent" in the sense of "open with information," or in the sense of "they aren't fooling me"?

  • JW||

    OOOoooohhh, transparently scummy.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Obama administration: Transparent administration or most transparent administration?

  • Invisible Finger||

    I can see right through them.

  • Rich||

    Only 37 percent of Americans think the Obama administration is the most transparent in history.

    "Oh, 'most' transparent! I thought you said *least*!"

  • ||

    That damn near 60% of Democrats actually think this is the "most transparent administration in history" tells you most of what you need to know.

    Actually that 15% of Republicans think so is probably also worth thinking about.

  • Rich||

    "When the president says it, that means that it is not untruthful."


    Transparently INCOMPETENT!

  • Sevo||

    Look at that chart up there:
    60% if Dems think this *is* the most transparent? Seriously? How deranged do you have to be to believe that?

  • ||

    You have to be a mouth-breathing partisan retard who doesn't think a single thought for themselves. You know, the kind of people that need to be reminded to breathe sometimes.

  • Libertymike||

    Like Warty?

  • JW||

    So, 43% are complete and total cunts, so addled by TEAM politics that they have no grasp on reality at all, or they're just idiots.


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