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  Washington Post Poll: Resignation Poll

Wednesday, December 17, 1998

The latest Washington Post poll is based on random telephone interviews with 600 adults on December 15. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

1. (Asked of half sample) As you may know, the House of Representatives will vote this week on whether or not to impeach Bill Clinton. If the House impeaches Clinton, the Senate will hold a trial to decide whether or not he should be removed from office. If the full House votes to impeach Clinton, what do you think Clinton should do: Resign from office, or remain in office and face trial in the Senate?

             Resign from office    Remain in office    No opinion
12/15/98             43                   55                2
2. (Asked of half sample) As you may know, the House of Representatives will vote this week on whether or not to impeach Bill Clinton. If the House impeaches Clinton, the Senate will hold a trial to decide whether or not he should be removed from office. If the full House votes to impeach Clinton, do you think it would be best for the country if Clinton resigned from office, or remained in office and faced trial in the Senate?
            Resigned from office    Remained in office    No opinion
12/15/98             42                     55                 4
3. (Of those who said resign in either Q1 or q2) Do you feel that way mainly because of what he did in the Lewinsky matter, or mainly because it would be the quickest way of bringing this matter to an end?
           Lewinsky matter    Quickest way to end matter    No opinion
12/15/98         41                        56                    3
1/3 Table:
           -------Resign from office--------     Remain        No
           NET    Lewinsky   Quickest to end    in office    opinion
12/15/98    41       16              25            56           3
2/3 Table:
           -------Resigned from office------    Remained       No
           NET    Lewinsky   Quickest to end    in office    opinion
12/15/98    40       18              22            55           5

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