Sunday, January 15, 2006

New Zogby Poll Shows Majority of Americans Support Impeaching Bush for Wiretapping


By a margin of 52% to 43%, Americans want Congress to consider impeaching President Bush if he wiretapped American citizens without a judge's approval, according to a new poll commissioned by AfterDowningStreet.org, a grassroots coalition that supports a Congressional investigation of President Bush's decision to invade Iraq in 2003.

The poll was conducted by Zogby International, the highly-regarded non-partisan polling company. The poll interviewed 1,216 U.S. adults from January 9-12.

The poll found that 52% agreed with the statement:

"If President Bush wiretapped American citizens without the approval of a judge, do you agree or disagree that Congress should consider holding him accountable through impeachment."

43% disagreed, and 6% said they didn't know or declined to answer. The poll has a +/- 2.9% margin of error.

Impeachment Supported by Majorities of Many Groups

Responses to the Zogby poll varied by political party affiliation: 66% of Democrats favored impeachment, as did 59% of Independents, and even 23% of Republicans. By ideology, impeachment was supported by Progressives (90%), Libertarians (71%), Liberals (65%), and Moderates (58%), but not by Conservatives (33%) or Very Conservatives (28%).

Responses also varied by age, sex, race, and religion. 74% of those 18-29 favored impeachment, 47% of those 31-49, 49% of those 50-64, and 40% of those over 65. 55% of women favored impeachment, compared to 49% of men. Among African Americans, 75% favored impeachment, as did 56% of Hispanics and 47% of whites. Majorities of Catholics, Jews, and Others favored impeachment, while 44% of Protestants and 38% of Born Again Christians did so.

Majorities favored impeachment in every region: the East (54%), South (53%) and West (52%), and Central states (50%). In large cities, 56% support impeachment; in small cities, 58%; in suburbs, 46%; in rural areas, 46%..."

Where is the Mainstream Media on this? Weren't they supposed to be the biased, liberal media? Why are they afraid to report that Bush is this unpopular?

Bush needs to go, and most people agree with me on this.

5 comments:

The Educated Eclectic said...

Why are they NOT reporting this? Has the state of our media gotten so bad that - regardless of who is paying them - they can be so bought?

Alicia said...

The MSM is why so much of this has been allowed to happen in the first place...if the New York Times had reported the wiretapping story when they knew about it (before the 2004 elections) instead of just recently, perhaps the election results would have been too definite to steal!

Impeach!

Karen Zipdrive said...

I think the MSM is intimidated because they know what the little dictator and his henchmen are capable of.
Once they got caught torturing and using chemical weapons on innocent civilians in Iraq, no telling what they might do to someone who got personal with them.

Lulu Maude said...

Alas! Let's remind ourselves of the majority party in both houses of Congress. Arlen Specter has no more in mind than a slap on the wrist. And he thinks HE'S tough!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Yeah, but come November, the GOP will be a lot more scarce in both houses, and BushCo will still offer plenty of scandals to investigate.

As for Alicia, I just want to grab her and kiss her right in the teeth, she's so cute.