Which poll do you believe? Do you believe any poll? Which poll do
your senators believe?
Americans take it for granted that the polls demonstrate broad
support for President Clinton in his impeachment trial.
A little research by WorldNetDaily uncovered many surveys that
contradict that conventional wisdom. In fact, they show the exact
In a CBS News poll of 631 likely voters, 84 percent believe Clinton
is guilty. An ABC News poll of 803 adults determined that 69 percent
think Clinton is not honest and trustworthy. In the same poll, 73
percent said Clinton does not have high personal and ethical
Brown University conducted a recent poll of Rhode Island registered
voters and found that 71 percent believe Clinton lied to the grand
jury, 65 percent think he committed perjury in his testimony, and 49
percent believe he committed obstruction of justice.
“If the election were held today, whom would you vote for in your
congressional district, the Republican or Democrat,” asked a recent
Zogby poll of 923 likely voters. It was a tight race with 40 percent
for Republicans and 39 percent for Democrats.
Opinion Dynamics conducted a poll of 911 registered voters for Fox
News. A full 70 percent agreed that Clinton perjured himself.
Another Zogby poll of 993 likely voters found that 55 percent
believe that lying before the grand jury is an impeachable offense.
There are many polls, with many different questions and equally many
different answers. Polls are used by political consultant to
determine if their political spin is getting the results they want.
If the poll numbers are off, they spin a little harder.
Polls are not only used to measure results, they are used to
influence. Political insiders use polls to manipulate public opinion
and market candidates all the time.
David M. Bresnahan, a contributing editor for WorldNetDaily.com, is the author of “Cover Up: The Art and Science of Political Deception,” and offers a monthly newsletter “Talk USA Investigative Reports.”
He may be reached through email and also maintains a website.