Survey USA conducted a poll to find out what people think of Bush's commutation of the prison term for a convicted felon:
21% of Americans familiar with the legal case involving former White House aide Scooter Libby agree with President Bush's decision to commute Libby's prison sentence, according to a SurveyUSA nationwide poll conducted immediately after the decision was announced. 1,500 Americans were surveyed. Of them, 825 were familiar with the Libby case. Only those familiar were asked to react to the President's action. 17% say Bush should have pardoned Libby completely. 60% say Bush should have left the judge's prison sentence in place.
It's not surprising that the American people want convicts to serve out the prison terms handed to them. The average American is, of course, much more aware of crime and its impact on their daily lives than highbrow elites like President Bush who have lived inside walled mansions in gated communities for their entire lives.
Once again, our leadership is out of touch with the people.
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