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Poll: Majority Think WH Job Offers Unethical or Illegal

A poll done by Fox News/Opinion Dynamics finds few surprised that the White House offers jobs to pols as carrots, but a majority say that attempts to get Joe Sestak and Andrew Romanoff out of races in PA and CO "unethical or illegal."

One dismissive response to the news that the White House dangled jobs to try to get Joe Sestak and Andrew Romanoff to ditch Senate primary challenges in Pennsylvania and Colorado was, in effect, "duh," that administrations are political animals and of course practice politics, which is perfectly legal.

The other: No one outside the Beltway cares about this stuff.

Now comes a poll that casts doubt on the second statement. In a Fox News/Opinion Dynamics survey, a majority of respondents say that the attempts to budget Sestak and Romanoff were either "unethical" or "illegal." A plurality, 40 percent, said they were unethical but not against the law.