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"Impeachment is not likely to gain political traction, said Larry Sabato, a University of Virginia political scientist. 'Only hard-core Democratic partisans want to see Bush impeached, so it just turns people off.'" --The Dallas Morning News

The reporter: mmittelstadt@dallasnews.com

The pundit: sabato@virginia.edu

The facts:

Polling of American Public on Impeachment

Among American adults, 53% agreed and 42% disagreed with the statement:

"If President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with Iraq, Congress should consider holding him accountable through impeachment."

Among Democrats 76% agreed, and 22% disagreed.

Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2005, Zogby International poll, commissioned by AfterDowningStreet.org, +- 2.9% margin of error.

Among American adults 52% agreed and 43% disagreed 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."

Among Democrats 71% agreed, and 24% disagreed.

January 9-12, 2006, Zogby International poll, commissioned by AfterDowningStreet.org, +- 2.9% margin of error.

Among American adults, 50% agreed and 44% disagreed with the statement:

"If President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with Iraq, Congress should consider holding him accountable by impeaching him."

Many felt strongly: 39% strongly agreed, while 30% strongly disagreed.

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David Swanson is the author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works for the online (more...)
 
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