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11-04-2005, 01:41 PM
Zogby: Americans support consideration of impeachment over Iraq, 51-45 percent

http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Zogby_Americans_support_consideration_of_impeachme nt_1104.html

(Gold9472: Where's your mandate now fucktard?)

John Byrne and Miriam Raftery

A new poll by Zogby International has found that a majority of Americans support Congress considering the impeachment of President Bush if he “did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with Iraq,” RAW STORY has learned.

The poll, to be released this afternoon, finds that 51 percent of Americans want Congress to eye impeachment, while 42 percent oppose. It was commissioned by AfterDowningStreet.org, a coalition of progressive groups seeking a Congressional investigation of the events leading up to war in Iraq.

Zogby's poll, which has a +/- 2.9% margin of error, interviewed 1,200 U.S. adults from Oct. 29 through Nov. 2.

Not surprisingly, Democrats supported the consideration of impeachment by a broad margin (76 percent) while Republicans opposed (66 percent). However, 29 percent of Republicans told Zogby pollsters that they supported Congress examining impeachment over Iraq.

"These results are stunning," AfterDowningStreet.org co-founder Bob Fertik said in a statement. "A clear majority of Americans now supports President Bush's impeachment if he lied about the war. This should send shock waves through the White House - and a wake-up call to Democrats and Republicans in Congress, who have sole power under the Constitution to impeach President Bush."

Whites were more likely to oppose impeachment proceedings, while Hispanics and African Americans supported them. Asians who took the poll were more likely to oppose impeachment, though only 21 answered questions about their views.

Also notable: 46 percent of those who considered themselves "born again" said they would support Congress considering impeachment.

The House of Representatives has the sole authority to impeach a president. Democrats, however, have not touched the issue, and they do not constitute a majority in the chamber.

Zogby last polled on impeachment in June. At that time, 42 percent supported considering impeachment, while 50 percent opposed.

Another poll conducted in early October by Ipsos, the agency used by the Associated Press, found that 50 percent supported Congress examining the issue, while 42 percent opposed.

RAW STORY placed calls to some of the more liberal members of the House, among them Reps. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), Bob Filner (D-CA), John Conyers (D-MI) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). None of the offices returned calls for comment.

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11-04-2005, 01:58 PM
Wasn't there an article on here a while ago with Zogby saying that he wouldn't do an impeachment poll?

11-04-2005, 01:58 PM
No... I believe it said he wouldn't do it "voluntarily", but he would if he was paid.

11-04-2005, 01:59 PM
So... I guess he was paid.

11-04-2005, 02:01 PM
"http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5203][/b]Zogby said he felt pollsters should be a barometer of public opinion, and shouldn't poll on issues that aren't currently on the political agenda. He did, however, say he would consider doing the poll if he were paid. ([b)"

11-04-2005, 02:13 PM
Heh. :)