A trio of scandals seem to have had little effect on the public's feelings about President Barack Obama, who enjoys a 53% approval rating, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll.
For the past week, the White House has dealt with investigations into the September attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, IRS targeting of tax-exempt conservative groups, and controversy over the Justice Department seizing Associated Press records.
The same poll found that a majority of Americans believe both Benghazi and the IRS are important issues and that Republicans have not overreacted. read more
On Sunday's Up with Steve Kornacki, the panel will dig deep into how modern scandals differ from those in the past and how party polarization has changed the way we react to them. We will also talk about the IRS and monitoring campaign finance in the age of dark money. Finally, we'll be discussing Bangladesh, workers' rights, and the economics of cheap labor and cheap products.
Joining Steve at 8 a.m. EST will be:
Margie Omero, democratic pollster, managing director, Purple Strategies (@margieomero)
Alan Abramowitz, political science professor, Emory University read more
President Obama promised that his administration would be the most transparent ever, but the Justice Department's investigation in to the Associated Press call into question its motives in reintroducing a journalist shield law. read more