Poll: Most Want to Crash White House Gates

New Whispers poll finds that a lot of us want to gate-crash through official Washington.


By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Turns out that the White House gate-crashers weren't the only ones thinking that the No. 1 target is President Obama's house. In our new Synovate-eNation poll, a bunch of people say they stand ready to follow Tareq and Michaele Salahi, who crashed the India state dinner at the White House last month.

According to our poll, some 30 percent chose the Oval Office to crash. Camp David in Maryland, which some say is even harder to get into than the White House, came in second at 22 percent, followed by the floor of the House or Senate at 21 percent, the CIA at 20 percent, and the Supreme Court judges' chambers at 7 percent.

But look out if you do pull a Salahi: You might make our list of the Top 10 Political Scandals.

The Whispers Poll

When two uninvited guests crashed the recent White House state dinner, they gained entry into one of the nation's most sacred buildings. If you could, which would you try to crash?

  • Oval Office 30%
  • Camp David 22%
  • House or Senate floor 21%
  • CIA 20%
  • Supreme Court justices' chambers 7%
  • Source: The Synovate eNation Internet poll was conducted December 4–8 among 1,000 nationally representative households by global market research firm Synovate.

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