April 19, 1866: Popular support for veto?

Cape Girardeau Argus, April 19, 1866. I’m wondering just how the people were polled on their attitudes toward vetoes in the 18th and 19th centuries. I think probably in the editor’s imagination.


The Richmond Examiner has the following piece of political history:

It is a noteworthy fact in American history that every presidential veto has been sustained by the people, We can recall no instance to the contrary. Mr. Tyler’s vetoes were quite as successful as those of General Jackson. Judging from present indications, the late veto of President Johnson will command a larger popular support than any act of any American President.

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