FACEBOOK POLL ASKS IF OBAMA SHOULD BE KILLED:
Survey on social networking site prompts Secret Service investigation.
*The Secret Service is investigating a poll posted Saturday on the social networking site Facebook that asks if President Obama should be assassinated, with possible answers "yes," "maybe," "if he cuts my health care" and "no."
"We are aware of it and we will take the appropriate investigative steps," Secret Service Darrin Blackford told the Associated Press. "We take of these things seriously."
At least 730 people took the user-generated poll before Facebook officials found out about it and yanked it down. Results of the survey were not available.
The company said the person who created the poll has been suspended from using the site.
"The third-party application that enabled an individual user to create the offensive poll was brought to our attention this morning," said Barry Schnitt, Director of Policy Communications for Facebook. "The application was immediately suspended while the inappropriate content could be removed by the developer and until such time as the developer institutes better procedures to monitor their user-generated content."
"We're working with the US Secret Service but they'll need to provide any details of their investigation," he added.
Meanwhile, another Facebook poll has since surfaced, asking "Should the creator of 'should Obama be killed' be arrested?"