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  1998 State of the Union Poll Results

Sunday, February 1, 1998

The latest Washington Post poll is based on random telephone interviews with 1,390 adults on Janaury 28-31. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Presidential Approval | Direction of the Country | Clinton's Honesty | Congressional Approval
Budget Surplus | Favorable/Unfavorable Ratings | Trust: Clinton vs. Congress
Trust: Democrats vs. Republicans | 1998 Congressional Elections | Sex and Perjury Allegations

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Clinton is handling his job as president?


           -------Approve-----------    -------Disapprove--------   No
           NET   Strongly   Somewhat    NET   Somewhat   Strongly  Opin.
1/31/98     67     42         24         29      10        19        4
1/25/98     59     31         28         37      13        25        4
1/19/98     60     24         36         35      15        19        5
1/13/98     62     NA         NA         31      NA        NA        7
11/12/97    59     NA         NA         35      NA        NA        6
10/13/97    59     NA         NA         36      NA        NA        6
8/27/97     58     NA         NA         37      NA        NA        5
7/8/97      64     NA         NA         31      NA        NA        5
6/8/97      59     NA         NA         36      NA        NA        5
4/24/97     56     NA         NA         39      NA        NA        5
3/25/97     56     NA         NA         33      NA        NA       11
3/9/97      55     NA         NA         41      NA        NA        4
10/8/96*    58     NA         NA         38      NA        NA        4
10/8/96**   59     NA         NA         37      NA        NA        4
9/4/96**    57     NA         NA         38      NA        NA        4
8/5/96      59     NA         NA         37      NA        NA        4
6/30/96     56     NA         NA         39      NA        NA        5
5/22/96     58     20         37         39      17        22        3
3/31/96     52     21         30         40      16        25        8
3/17/96     53     19         34         45      19        26        2
3/10/96     55     23         32         40      17        24        4
4/21/96     51     NA         NA         43      NA        NA        6
1/7/96      53     22         31         43      16        28        4
11/19/95    54     NA         NA         41      NA        NA        5
11/13/95    54     20         34         41      20        21        5
10/1/95     52     17         35         43      19        24        5
7/17/95     51     14         37         45      20        25        4
6/8/95      47     NA         NA         45      NA        NA        8
5/14/95     56     20         36         41      23        18        3
3/19/95     52     17         35         45      19        26        3
3/5/95      46     NA         NA         49      NA        NA        4
1/29/95     54     20         34         43      21        22        3
1/4/95      45     13         31         51      22        29        5
12/20/94    44     NA         NA         50      NA        NA        6
11/6/94**   52     20         32         43      16        26        5
10/31/94    48     17         31         49      19        30        3
10/23/94    49     18         31         48      19        29        4
10/9/94     45     13         32         51      21        30        4
9/25/94     44     13         31         51      20        31        5
9/11/94     46     15         30         51      19        33        3
8/16/94     44     NA         NA         51      NA        NA        5
8/7/94      47     17         31         47      20        27        5
6/26/94     50     16         34         44      17        28        6
5/15/94     51     19         32         44      17        28        4
3/27/94     57     23         34         41      16        25        3
3/22/94     47     NA         NA         45      NA        NA        7
3/08/94     52     NA         NA         40      NA        NA        8
2/27/94     58     20         38         38      15        23        4
1/23/94     56     22         34         34      14        20       10
1/9/94      59     20         39         36      15        21        4
12/19/93    58     22         36         40      20        20        3
11/14/93    49     16         33         45      20        25        6
10/31/93    52     17         35         41      17        24        7
10/10/93    51     20         31         43      18        25        5
10/3/93     52     19         33         36      14        22       12
9/19/93     51     NA         NA         41      NA        NA        8
8/8/93      45     16         29         51      19        32        4
6/28/93     43     13         29         50      19        31        7
6/15/93     45     NA         NA         48      NA        NA        7
5/23/93     46     17         30         48      18        30        6
4/26/93     59     22         37         39      17        21        2
2/28/93     60     28         32         33      11        22        7
2/23/93     63     28         35         30      11        19        7
2/14/93     54     23         31         31      15        16       15

2. Do you think things in this country are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track?


                Right      Wrong     No
               Direction   Track   Opinion
1/31/98          61         34        5
1/19/98          44         50        6
8/27/97          39         57        4
6/8/97           37         60        3
3/9/97           34         62        4
10/17/96**       40         55        5
10/16/96**       42         53        5
10/15/96**       43         52        5
10/14/96**       44         51        5
10/13/96**       44         51        5
9/04/96**        40         54        6
8/21/96          28         67        5
6/30/96          26         70        5
3/17/96          27         70        3
1/21/96          27         66        6
1/3/96           21         77        3
4/5/95           23         73        3
1/4/95           27         68        6
10/31/94         27         69        4
7/20/94          26         70        4
3/27/94          28         69        3
1/23/94          31         60       10
11/14/93         25         69        6
8/8/93           26         71        3
6/20/93          26         71        3
4/26/93          27         71        2
3/11/93          36         57        7
2/28/93          37         59        4
1/17/93          31         63        6
12/14/92         35         60        5
10/27/92**       22         76        2
10/4/92**        18         78        4
6/7/92           14         83        3
4/9/92           16         81        3
3/11/92          18         79        4
1/15/92          19         78        3
11/10/91         24         72        4
10/29/91         26         71        3
8/27/91          31         60        9
7/28/91          30         67        3
6/2/91           39         57        4
4/9/91           42         51        7
2/26/91          58         39        3
1/27/91          49         48        4
10/14/90         19         79        2
9/9/90           36         60        4
8/20/90          35         60        5
7/24/90          37         60        2
5/21/90          39         60        2
3/26/90          44         53        2
2/4/90           49         48        3
1/16/90          48         49        3
5/23/89          42         55        3
3/16/89          46         52        2
1/16/89*         51         46        3
10/25/88*        49         46        6
9/27/88          48         44        8
7/11/88          40         56        4
5/25/88          35         59        6
3/21/88          40         56        4
1/23/88          39         59        2
12/13/87         49         47        4
12/2/87          35         61        4
9/23/87          43         54        4
6/29/87          35         62        3
4/13/87          37         60        3
3/9/87           38         58        4
1/18/87          39         56        5
9/8/86           50         48        2
1/26/86          45         47        8
7/29/85          52         43        6
1/16/85          59         36        4
5/22/84          47         48        5
12/13/83         43         51        6
11/7/83          51         44        5
4/12/83          41         54        4
3/2/83           43         53        3
1/25/83          58         39        3
1/25/83          43         52        4
10/11/82         35         57        8
1/30/82          39         56        5
2/80             20         70       10
2/78             34         53       13
2/77             41         44       14
10/75            19         71        9
10/74            15         75       11
10/73            16         74       10

4. Are you satisfied that Clinton has the honesty and integrity to serve effectively as president?


                     Yes     No   No Opin.
1/31/98               55     38      6
1/25/98               51     45      4
10/13/97              55     44      2
3/9/97                53     45      2
10/9/94               53     44      3
8/16/94               53     45      2
1/23/94               63     31      5
1/9/94                60     36      4
1/17/93               74     23      3
11/1/92*              49     44      7
10/21/92*             51     41      8
8/23/92*              52     43      5
7/19/92*              61     27     11
7/15/92*              52     40      8
3/18/92**             42     45     12
3/11/92               49     41     10

7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is doing its job?


               Approve        Disapprove        No opinion
1/31/98           55              35                 10
1/25/98           56              37                 8
1/19/98           47              49                 5
10/13/97          36              57                 7
8/27/97           39              54                 7
7/8/97            40              53                 6
4/24/97           40              53                 7
3/9/97            35              60                 5
8/5/96            42              52                 7
6/30/96           35              58                 7
5/22/96           35              60                 5
3/10/96           30              64                 6
1/7/96            31              65                 5
11/19/95          27              68                 5
10/1/95           32              65                 3
7/17/95           34              63                 3
3/19/95           39              56                 5
1/29/95           42              52                 6
10/31/94          21              72                 8
10/23/94          18              78                 4
9/11/94           24              70                 5
6/26/94           34              61                 5
3/27/94           35              62                 3
2/27/94           32              64                 4
1/23/94           29              60                11
11/14/93          28              66                 6
8/8/93            33              64                 3
4/26/93           30              69                 2
1/17/93           29              66                 6
4/9/92            17              78                 5
3/18/92           19              76                 5
3/8/92            22              73                 6
2/2/92            32              64                 4
12/15/91          35              59                 6
10/21/91          45              50                 5
6/2/91            49              46                 5
10/14/90          34              63                 3
2/4/90            41              55                 4
1/16/90           39              55                 6
8/21/89           42              53                 5
5/23/89           54              44                 2
2/14/89           53              44                 3
1/23/88***        43              53                 4
6/1/87***         56              40                 4
6/22/85***        54              37                 9
5/83***           33              43                24
6/81***           38              40                22
6/79***           19              61                20
9/78***           29              49                22
6/77***           34              42                24
6/75***           29              54                17
8/74***           48              35                17

7.3 Which of these do you think should be the top priority for any surplus money in the federal budget – cut federal income taxes, put it toward reducing the national debt, strengthen the Social Security system, or increase spending on other domestic programs?


        Cut income    Reduce         Social    Domestic       No
          taxes    national debt    Security   programs    opinion
1/31/98+   17           23             47         10           2
1/19/98    16           29             39         14           1

+ Asked of respondents interviewed after Jan. 28.

7.4 As you may know, President Clinton has proposed that we strengthen the Social Security System before we use any budget surplus to cut taxes or increase spending. Do you approve or disapprove of this proposal?


          Approve    Disapprove    No opinion
1/31/98+     75          21              4

+ Asked of respondents interviewed after Jan. 28.

10. I'm going to read you a few names. For each, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of that person, or perhaps you don't know enough to say. How about (Read name)?


Summary table:
                        Favorable   Unfavorable   No opinion
Bill Clinton               60           34             6
Al Gore                    52           29            19
Hilary Clinton             60           29            10
Newt Gingrich              27           46            27
Monica Lewinsky             7           58            36
Republicans in Congress    41           33            26
Deomcrats in Congress      49           27            24
Kenneth Starr              21           36            43

Full wording and Trend (where available):


Bill Clinton
                    Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
1/31/98                60            34               6
1/25/98                54            42               5
1/19/98                59            35               6
1/12/98                59            33               7
10/13/97               59            37               4
9/10/97                57            38               5
3/9/97                 60            38               3
9/4/96**               58            38               4 
6/30/96                56            38               5
10/30/95               54            41               6
7/17/95                59            38               3
6/8/95                 53            43               4
3/19/95                55            42               3
10/31/94               51            44               5
5/15/94                57            40               3
3/27/94                59            37               4
1/23/94                60            32               8
11/14/93               58            37               5 
11/11/93               52            43               6
8/8/93                 56            39               5
4/26/93                59            29              12
2/23/93                59            30              11
1/17/93                68            20              11
10/18/92*              56            36               8
9/27/92*               55            36               9
8/23/92**              54            36              10
7/19/92**              58            23              18
7/8/92                 52            33              15
6/7/92                 41            38              21
3/18/92                37            37              26
3/11/92                39            31              30
2/2/92                 37            24              39
1/27/92                23            11              66
10/21/91               13             9              78


Al Gore
                  Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
1/31/98+               52          29          19
1/25/98                55          29          16
1/19/98                48          36          17
10/13/97               45          40          15
9/10/97                49          33          19
4/24/97                53          29          19
3/9/97                 56          29          15
3/19/95                57          27          16
10/31/94               41          37          22
5/15/94                58          27          15
3/27/94                57          25          18
11/14/93               56          28          15
8/23/92**              52          19          29
7/19/92**              55          12          33

+ Half sample


Hillary Clinton
            Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
1/31/98        60            29            10
1/19/98        52            39             9
3/9/97         47            44             9
9/4/96**       47            42            12  
6/30/96        44            47             9
1/21/96        28            36            36
1/19/96        32            34            34
10/31/94       47            44             8
5/15/94        54            41             5
3/27/94        53            39             8
1/23/94        55            34            11
11/14/93       58            33             9
8/8/93         59            33             8
4/26/93        54            26            20
2/23/93        59            24            18
1/17/93        51            20            29
7/8/92         30            26            43
3/28/92        28            22            51


Newt Gingrich
                    Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
1/31/98+               27            46              27
1/19/98                32            49              19
9/10/97                26            52              22
4/24/97                23            59              18
9/4/96**               26            55              19
6/30/96                25            57              18
10/30/95               29            45              26
7/17/95                34            46              20
6/8/95                 32            51              18
3/19/95                31            46              23

+ Half sample


Monica Lewinsky
                    Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
1/31/98                 7            58              36


Republicans In Congress
                    Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
1/31/98+               41            33              26
6/30/96                41            42              17

+ Half sample


Democrats in Congress
                    Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
1/31/98+               49            27             24
6/30/96                43            37             20

+ Half sample


Kenneth Starr
                    Favorable    Unfavorable    No opinion
1/31/98                21            36              43

8. Who do you trust to do a better job coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years – Clinton or the Republicans in Congress?


                                     Both equally   Neither      No
             Clinton    Republicans     (vol.)       (vol.)     opin.
1/31/98         52        35              3             4         6
1/19/98         48        40              2             8         2
3/9/97          49        38              4             8         2
1/15/97         51        37              3             7         2
1/29/95         40        46              4             8         2
1/4/95          30        54              3             9         4
12/20/94        34        60             NA             NA        6
12/15/94        34        49              3             9         6

9. If there is surplus money in the federal budget in the next year or so, who would you trust more to decide what to do with the surplus – Clinton or the Republicans in Congress?


                                     Both equally   Neither      No
             Clinton    Republicans     (vol.)       (vol.)     opin.
1/31/98         52           38            2            3         4
1/19/98         43           45            1            8         3

13. What do you think is more important for Congress to do – help the president get things done that he wants to do, or prevent the president from going too far?


          Help president     Prevent president         No
          get things done    from going too far     opinion
1/31/98         55                  39                  6
1/19/98         50                  46                  4

11. Overall, which party, the Democrats or the Republicans, do you trust to do a better job in coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years?


                                        Both equally   Neither     No
             Democrats    Republicans     (vol.)       (vol.)     opin.
1/31/98         47            37             4            6        7
1/19/98         45            42             2            7        4
7/8/97          44            37             2           14        3
9/15/96**       45            38             3           11        3
8/5/96          43            38             3           11        3
6/30/96         46            37             3           12        3
5/22/96         47            38             3           10        3
11/6/94**       41            39             2           12        6
10/31/94        43            43             2            8        4
10/23/94        39            40             3           15        3
9/11/94         43            40             4           11        3
6/26/94         41            36             3           14        5 
2/27/94         46            32             4           16        3 
11/14/93        42            39             3           11        4 
1/17/93         49            28             5           13        5 
7/8/92          48            38             1            8        4 
6/7/92          43            37             3           11        6 
3/11/92         45            37             1           11        5 
3/8/92          51            36             1            7        5 
2/2/92          49            39             2            7        3 
12/15/91        39            37             3           15        6 
10/21/91        39            40             3           13        5 

100. (and 101) Thinking about the U.S. House of Representatives election in November 1998 in the Congressional District where you live, if that election were being held today, for whom would you vote: the Democratic candidate or the Republican candidate?


Registered voters:
Net leaned vote:
                                     Neither   Wouldn't
                 Democrat Republican (vol.)   vote (vol.)  No opin.
1/31/98             49        39        2         1           9
1/19/98             47        44        3         1           5
10/8/96             51        41        2         1           5
9/29/96             48        41        3         1           7
9/22/96             50        43        2         1           4
9/15/96             49        45        1         1           4
9/4/96              48        44        3         *           5
8/29/96             53        39        3         1           5
8/28/96             51        40        3         1           5
8/27/96             51        41        3         0           5
8/26/96             51        41        3         0           5
8/25/96             48        43        3         1           6
8/24/96             47        43        2         1           6
8/19/96             49        42        3         0           6
8/18/96             45        46        3         0           6
8/15/96             46        43        4         1           5
8/14/96             48        42        3         1           6
8/13/96             49        43        3         0           5
8/12/96             49        42        3         1           5
8/11/96             49        40        4         1           6
8/10/96             49        41        4         1           5
8/4/96              48        45        2         1           4
6/30/96             *          3
5/22/96             52        41        3         1           3
3/10/96             51        43        2         *           4
1/21/96             52        43        3         1           1
10/1/95             49        44        3         *           3
11/6/94             47        42        5         2           5
10/31/94            48        44        4         1           3
10/23/94            50        45        2         1           2
10/9/94             46        47        3         2           2
9/11/94             50        45        1         1           4
8/7/94              49        42        4         1           4
2/27/94             50        40        8         1           2
11/92 ACTUAL        51        46    
10/21/91            51        41        4         *           4
7/28/91             49        41        6         *           3
6/2/91              48        42        4         1           5
11/90 ACTUAL        54        46         
11/4/90             51        41        5         *           3
10/14/90            50        41        5         *           3
9/9/90              47        46        3         *           3
7/24/90             51        41        4         1           4
5/21/90             47        45        5         1           2
11/88 ACTUAL        54        46        
9/21-10/10/88       52        41        2         1           4
9/19/88             51        39        3         1           6
11/86 ACTUAL        55        45        
6/22/85             48        44        5         *           3
11/84 ACTUAL        53        47        
10/16/84            52        44        2         NA          5
9/11/84             53        45        2         NA          1
7/8/84              58        40        2         NA          1
11/82 ACTUAL        57        43        
10/27/82            58        39        NA        NA          3
10/11/82            55        36        NA        NA          9
9/13/82             58        36        NA        NA          6
11/22/81            53        41        NA        NA          7
11/80 ACTUAL        51        49        
11/78 ACTUAL        54        46        
11/76 ACTUAL        57        43        

* Indicates percentage of less than .5; "ACTUAL" are results from voter exit polls.


Likely voters:
Net leaned vote:
                                     Neither   Wouldn't
                 Democrat Republican (vol.)   vote (vol.)  No opin.
10/8/96             48        44        2         1           5
9/29/96             48        43        3         1           6
9/22/96             50        44        2         *           4
9/15/96             47        48        2         *           3
9/4/96              47        46        3         *           4
8/29/96             53        39        3         0           5
8/28/96             49        41        3         0           6
8/27/96             50        43        3         0           5
8/26/96             49        43        3         0           5
8/25/96             46        45        3         0           5
8/24/96             45        46        2         0           6
8/19/96             47        45        2         0           6
8/18/96             45        47        3         0           5
8/15/96             46        44        4         1           5
8/14/96             46        44        3         1           6
8/13/96             47        45        3         0           5
8/12/96             48        44        3         0           5
8/11/96             48        41        5         0           6
8/10/96             47        43        4         1           5
8/4/96              48        46        1         1           4
10/23/94            49        47        1         *           2    
10/9/94             47        49        3         1           1
11/4/90             52        41        5         *           3
10/14/90            48        43        5         0           3
9/9/90              47        45        3         *           4
7/24/90             52        40        4         *           3
10/16/84            51        45        2         NA          4
9/11/84             51        46        1         NA          1
7/8/84              54        44        2         NA          *
10/27/82            59        39        NA        NA          2
10/11/82            55        38        NA        NA          7

* Indicates percentage of less than .5

16. (and 17) As you may know, allegations are being reported that Clinton had an affair for a year and a half with a 21-year-old intern worker at the White House. Clinton has denied it. Are you inclined to think Clinton did or did not have an affair with an intern at the White House, or don't you know enough about it to say? (IF NO OPINION:) Well, if you had to guess, are you inclined to think Clinton did or did not have this affair?


           -----Think he did-----     -----Think he didn't---    No 
           NET  Think so  Lean yes    NET  Think not  Lean no   opin.
1/31/98     53     39       14         34     23        11       13
1/25/98     57     44       14         34     23        11        8

18. Do you think the question of whether Clinton had an affair with a 21-year-old intern is an important issue, or not important? (IF IMPORTANT, THEN ASK:) Do you think it's very important, or somewhat important?


            ----Important Issue----    
            NET    Very    Somewhat     Not important    No opinion
1/31/98      39     25        14             60               1
1/25/98      47     33        14             52               1

19. If this affair did happen, would you want Clinton to remain in office as president, or would you want him to resign the presidency?


           Remain in office    Resign presidency    No opinion
1/31/98          65                 29                   6
1/25/98          59                 36                   5

20. (and 21) There also are allegations that Clinton, through one of his advisers, told the woman to lie in a legal document about whether she had an affair with him. Are you inclined to think Clinton did or did not tell this woman to lie in a legal document, or don't you know enough about it to say?


           -----Think he did-----     -----Think he didn't---    No 
           NET  Think so  Lean yes    NET  Think not  Lean no   opin.
1/31/98     40     26        14        47      30       17       13
1/25/98     46     31        15        44      27       17       10

22. Do you think the question of whether Clinton told this woman to lie in a legal document is an important issue, or not important? (IF IMPORTANT, ASK:) Do you think it's very important, or somewhat important?


            ----Important Issue----    
            NET    Very    Somewhat     Not important    No opinion
1/31/98      73     53        19             25               3
1/25/98      76     60        15             22               2

23. If Clinton did tell this woman to lie in a legal document, would you want him to remain in office as president, or would you want him to resign the presidency?


           Remain in office    Resign presidency    No opinion
1/31/98          39                 54                   7
1/25/98          36                 59                   5

24. There are also allegations that Clinton himself lied by testifying under oath that he did not have an affair with the woman. Do you think the question of whether Clinton lied under oath is an important issue, or not important? [IF IMPORTANT, THEN ASK:] Do you think it's very important, or somewhat important??


            ----Important Issue----    
            NET    Very    Somewhat     Not important    No opinion
1/31/98      79     63        16             18               3

25. If Clinton lied by testifying under oath that he did not have an affair with the woman, would you want him to remain in office as president, or would you want him to resign the presidency?


           Remain in office    Resign presidency    No opinion
1/31/98          41                 53                   6
1/25/98          32                 63                   5

26. If Clinton lied by testifying under oath that he did not have an affair with the woman, and he did not resign, is this something for which Clinton should be impeached, or not?


           Should be     Should not be       No
           impeached      impeached       opinion
1/31/98       40             51               9
1/25/98       55             40               5

27. Overall, which concerns you more: the allegation that Clinton had an affair with a 21 year old intern, or the allegation that Clinton lied under oath about this relationship?


           If Clinton had an affair     If Clinton lied     No opinion
1/31/98               6                        82                12

28. As you may know, independent counsel Kenneth Starr and his staff have begun a criminal investigation to determine if Clinton or the former White House intern lied under oath about their relationship. Do you think that Starr is mainly interested in determing if any crimes were committed, or do you think Starr is mainly interested in damaging the President politically?


           Determine if crimes    Damaging the President   (Vol)       No
            Were committed             Politically         Both       opinion
1/31/98           27                       59                2   	12

29. I'm going to read a few statements people have made about the current scandal. For each, tell me if you agree or disagree (IF ANSWER AGREE OR DISAGREE, ASK:) Do you agree/disagree strongly or agree/disagree somewhat?

Statement A: Clinton has only himself to blame for the scandal.

Statement B: Clinton's political enemies are conspiring to bring down his presidency.

1/31/98
       ---------Agree------------     ---------Disagree---------       No
       NET    Strongly    Somewhat    NET    Strongly    Somewhat   Opinion
A       56       37          19        41       25          16          3
B       59       38          21        35       19          16          6

30. Overall, do you think the scandal is mainly caused by Clinton's own personal conduct, or mainly due to the work of his political enemies?


         Clinton's conduct      Clinton's political enemies    No opinion
1/31/98         43                           48                     10

30.1 How much impact do you think this scandal will have on Clinton's ability to govern? Will it have a major impact, a minor impact, or no impact?


             ------Impact---------
             NET    Major    Minor    No impact    No opinion
1/31/98       75     27        48        23              2

31. From what you've seen of Clinton's presidency so far, do you think that in the future he will be remembered more for the accomplishments of his administration, or more for the allegations about his personal life?


              Accomplishments    Personal life    No opinion
1/31/98            33                 61              6

32. In its coverage of the intern story, do you think the news media has treated Clinton fairly or unfairly?


            Fairly     Unfairly     No opinion
1/31/98+     39         56            4
1/25/98      49         42            8
1/24/98      51         41            8
1/23/98      56         36            8

+ Asked only of respondents interviewed 1/30-31.

33. Do you think the media has given the intern story too much attention, too little attention, or about the right amount?


             Too much    Too little    About the right amount    No opinion
1/31/98+        74            3                 22                     1

+ Asked only of respondents interviewed 1/30-31.

* Likely Voters
** Registered Voters
*** Gallup

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