From a CNN/ORC International poll:
53% of people questioned say they approve of the House vote a week and a half ago to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress....
House Democrats say that the GOP is really just trying to gain political advantage, and 61% of the public appears to buy that argument as well.
Some--especially the democratically charitable--might see this statistical collision of logic as evidence of F. Scott Fitzgerald's maxim that "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
Me? If a high intelligence among the electorate there be, then I see the above stats as evidence that the virtuously republican citizenry enjoys Congress's dysfunctional malice far more than it is willing to admit.
Either that, or the electorate, by and large, is just plain stupid.