26 January 2006

Polling of American Public on Impeachment

The latest poll is out. The results ==> a lot of people disagree with the president's view that he's above the law:

Among American adults, 53% agreed and 42% disagreed with the statement:

"If President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with Iraq, Congress should consider holding him accountable through impeachment."

Among American adults 52% agreed and 43% disagreed with the statement:

"If President Bush wiretapped American citizens without the approval of a judge, do you agree or disagree that Congress should consider holding him accountable through impeachment."

Among American adults, 50% agreed and 44% disagreed with the statement:

"If President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with Iraq, Congress should consider holding him accountable by impeaching him."

Many felt strongly: 39% strongly agreed, while 30% strongly disagreed.

A June 23-26 ABC/Washington Post poll found 52% of Americans believe the Bush administration "deliberately misled the public before the war," and 57% say the Bush administration "intentionally exaggerated its evidence that pre-war Iraq possessed nuclear, chemical or biological weapons."

Historical Comparison

In August and September of 1998, 16 major polls asked about impeaching President Clinton. On average, 36% of American adults supported hearings to consider impeachment, and 26% supported actual impeachment and removal.

3 comments:

The Continental Op said...

Hey Karlo,

It is heartening to see that a decent chunk of the U.S. public aren't buying the bullshit. But I'm still pessimistic about the chances of anything much coming of it. I have long since given hope the delusion that we live in a functioning democracy.


P.S. I've moved. Check it out: http://continental-op.blogspot.com

LiquiDiamonds said...

When Carter and Clinton approved of similar action, now one called for their impeachment.

oops! I've blashpemed Saint Clinton...sorry.

Karlo said...

Clinton's no saint. And he was impeached. But what he did pales in comparison to the Shrub administration's complete disregard for the law.