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Post-ABC News Poll Highlights

From The Washington Post
Monday, January 26, 1998

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Q: 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?

Yes, think Clinton did have affair 57%
No, do not think Clinton had affair 34%
No opinion 9%

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

Want Clinton to remain in office 59%
Want Clinton to resign presidency 36%
No opinion 5%

Q: If this affair did happen and if Clinton did not resign, is this something for which Clinton should be impeached, or not?

Something for which Clinton should be impeached 30%
Not something for which Clinton should be impeached 64%
No opinion 6%

Q: There are also allegations that Clinton himself lied by testifying under oath that he did not have an affair with the woman. If Clinton lied in this way, would you want him to remain in office as president, or would you want him to resign the presidency?

Want Clinton to remain in office 32%
Want Clinton to resign presidency 63%
No opinion 5%

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

Something for which Clinton should be impeached 55%
Not something for which Clinton should be impeached 40%
No opinion 5%

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

Media has treated Clinton fairly 49%
Media has treated Clinton unfairly 42%
No opinion 9%

NOTE: This Washington Post-ABC News poll is based on random telephone interviews with 1,537 adults conducted Jan. 23-25. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points. Sampling error is only one of many potential sources of error in this or any other public opinion poll. Interviewing was conducted by Chilton Research of Radnor, Pa. Full data tables.

From The Post: Few Americans Deeply Troubled by Allegations

© Copyright 1998 The Washington Post Company

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