OT: NewsMax/Zogby poll - The American People are not sheep

greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

You know...if this NewsMax/Zogby poll is halfway honest in the way it does it's polling (unlike many polls which slant the results), then maybe I have been shortchanging the average John Q. Public.

And (trying to stay on topic) just maybe, more people are wary of Y2K than we think.


*snip* December 21, 1999

Poll: Two-thirds of Americans want new impeachment review

A NewsMax.com/Zogby International poll finds that two-thirds of Americans want Congress to consider a second round of impeachment proceedings against Bill Clinton for possibly swapping United States military secrets to China in exchange for campaign cash.

Americans overwhelmingly indicated they are seriously concerned that President Clinton may have authorized the sale and transfer of nuclear and ballistic missile technology to China. The national survey of 1,005 registered voters was conducted by NewsMax.com/Zogby last week.

The NewsMax.com/Zogby poll comes on the heels of a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released last week that found that 50 percent of Americans now approve of Congress impeachment of Clinton in December of 1998 after the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Americans apparently take the China allegations more seriously.


Question: Allegations have risen that Bill Clinton traded U.S. nuclear and ballistic missile technology to the Chinese for campaign contributions. Should Congress convene impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton over these allegations or should there be a preliminary investigation to see if there is a reason to start impeachment proceedings, or should Congress do nothing? Congress should:

1. Convene impeachment proceedings  10 percent

2. Begin a preliminary investigation for impeachment  56 percent

3. Do nothing  30 percent

4. Not sure  4 percent.

-- Tim the Y2K nut (tmiley@yakko.cs.wmich.edu), December 23, 1999


Unfortunately out of the 56% that answered #2, probably 50% of them would whine and complain if the investigation went on for too long. Sad

-- CygnusXI (cygnus@black-hole.com), December 23, 1999.

Unfortunately, Zogby polls on the internet. Therefore, generally better educated and wealthier (and probably more conservative) respondents than the run of the mill sheeple. Zogby asks great questions, but I always bear this in mind when looking at the results.

-- nanook911 (rocki3@juno.com), December 23, 1999.

NOT until the NFL playoffs are over, for Heavens sake!


-- Y2Kook (Y2Kook@usa.net), December 23, 1999.

It'll never happen, of course.

The sex scandal impeachment trial was a show by Clinton's political enemies, and they got away with it because they knew that (other than Bob Livingston) they would not have to reveal too much of their own dirty laundry. If they tried impeachment for this, you can bet that all kinds of campaign finance improprieties on BOTH sides would be revealed, and we can't have that, now can we?

Besides, an impeachment for this would not begin soon enough to make a difference. It "wouldn't be worth" the political damage that would be done to "both sides."

-- (ain't@gonna.happen), December 23, 1999.

"Poll: Two-thirds of Americans want new impeachment review"


Joe Lockhart just informed us that the American people LOVE Bill Clinton.

-- Ron Schwarz (rs@clubvb.com.delete.this), December 23, 1999.

Impeach Clinton for his failure to uphold the sworn duties of his office. To protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

This goes a lot further/deeper than his commie dealings with the Reds.

Billary treats his responsibility like used toilet paper. Flush the man.

-- Tom (tflook@compuserve.com), December 23, 1999.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ