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President Clinton: Scandals and Investigations, continued
All data are from nationwide surveys of Americans 18 & older.

Juanita Broaddrick
Paula Jones
Chinagate
Whitewater


 

Juanita Broaddrick

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Robert Teeter (R). March 4-7,1999. N=1,000 adults nationwide.

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"As you may know, a woman named Juanita Broaddrick recently gave a television interview in which she claimed that President Clinton raped her when he was attorney general of Arkansas. From what you know, do you believe these allegations of rape against President Clinton, or not?"
%
Believe allegations 30
Do not believe 50
Not sure 20

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"Do you feel that President Clinton has said enough publicly about the recent allegations by Juanita Broaddrick, or do you feel that he needs to provide more information?"
%
Has said enough 57
Needs to provide more information 30
Not sure 13

 

Zogby International "America Poll." March 4-7, 1999. N=908 likely voters nationwide.

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ALL Men Women
% % %
"Juanita Broaddrick claimed that she was sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton in 1978 and was frightened to come forward. Clinton has denied that he sexually assaulted her. ... Based on what you know today, are you inclined to believe . . . ?"
Broaddrick 37 40 34
Clinton 17 16 19
Not enough information 40 38 42
Not sure 6 7 6

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"The President, through his lawyer, issued a one-sentence denial. Do you agree or disagree that the president should make a further statement and/or respond to press inquiries about the alleged incident?"
Agree 28 32 24
Disagree 62 60 64
Not sure 11 9 12

 

Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll. February 26-28, 1999. N=1,013 adults nationwide.

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"As you may know, a woman from Arkansas named Juanita Broaddrick has recently stated that Bill Clinton raped her in 1978. Clinton has denied the allegation. Have you heard the news about this allegation before now, or not?"
%
Yes, heard 56
No, not heard 44

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"Do you think Juanita Broaddrick's allegation that Bill Clinton raped her in 1978 is definitely true, probably true, probably not true, or definitely not true?"
%
Definitely true 5
Probably true 29
Probably not true 40
Definitely not true 14
No opinion 12

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"Thinking about Juanita Broaddrick's allegation against President Clinton, which of the following statements do you agree with more? This is an important matter that the press should continue to cover and investigate. OR, This matter is no big deal and the press should stop pursuing this story."
%
Important matter, continue investigating 29
No big deal, stop pursuing 66
Other (vol.) 2
No opinion 3

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"Why do you think Juanita Broaddrick has gone public with her allegations against Bill Clinton: mostly to harm Clinton for political reasons, or mostly to get her story out for personal reasons?"
%
Political reasons 31
Personal reasons 55
Other (vol.) 6
No opinion 8

 


Paula Jones

Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll. April 13-14, 1999. N=1,069 adults nationwide.

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"As you may know, a federal judge in Arkansas on Monday held that President Clinton was in contempt of court for giving 'intentionally false' testimony about his relationship with Monica S. Lewinsky in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Do you agree or disagree with the judge's decision?"
%
Agree 66
Disagree 27
No opinion 7

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"The possibility exists that as a result of this decision, the Arkansas State Bar could disbar Bill Clinton and prevent him from practicing law in Arkansas when he leaves the presidency. Would you favor or oppose that action?"
%
Favor 60
Oppose 35
No opinion 5

 

CBS News Poll. November 15, 1998. N=762 adults nationwide.

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ALL Rep. Dem. Ind.
% % % %
"From what you've heard or read so far, do you think Bill Clinton is probably guilty of sexually harassing Paula Jones, is probably not guilty, or don't you know enough about it yet to say?"
Guilty 44 69 34 39
Not guilty 17 5 28 11
Don't know enough yet 27 16 27 33
Don't know/No answer 12 10 11 17

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"On Friday, Paula Jones and the lawyers for Bill Clinton settled her sexual harassment lawsuit for $850,000 dollars. Do you think Bill Clinton did the right thing settling the lawsuit with Paula Jones, or not?"
Did right thing 63 69 61 61
Did not 20 17 24 18
Right thing/Wrong amount (vol.) 1 2 0 0
Don't know/No answer 16 12 15 21

 


Whitewater

CBS News/New York Times Poll

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"What about the other Whitewater investigations Kenneth Starr is conducting? Do you think they should be dropped now, or should those investigations be continued?"
8/19-20/98 8/18/98 7/19-21/98 6/7-9/98 5/19-21/98 4/20-22/98
% % % % % %
Dropped 44 41 40 32 41 37
Continued 44 45 49 59 50 48
Don't know/No answer 12 14 11 9 9 15
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N 944 509 * 979 1,126

* Respondents who had also been interviewed by CBS 8/11-13/98


 



Chinagate     
See also: China

Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. April 7-8, 1999. N=921 registered voters nationwide.

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"It was recently reported that former Democratic fundraiser Johnny Chung told federal agents he agreed to funnel $300,000 to the Clinton-Gore campaign at the request of the head of Chinese military intelligence. Do you think President Clinton knew that some campaign donations may have been coming from the Chinese government?"
%
Yes 63
No 19
Not sure 18

 

Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. May 20-21, 1998. N=914 registered voters nationwide.
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"If President Clinton accepted contributions from the Chinese government in return for classified information, do you think he should be impeached?"
ALL Dem. Rep. Ind.
% % % %
Yes 70 59 82 75
No 20 31 10 14
Not sure 10 10 8 11

 

Time/CNN Poll conducted by Yankelovich Partners. May 18-19, 1998. N=1,234 adults nationwide.
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ALL Rep. Ind. Dem.
% % % %
"As you may know, it has been alleged that the Clinton Administration favored China in foreign policy and trade decisions because the government of China contributed money to the Democratic Party. Do you think Attorney General Janet Reno should appoint an independent counsel to investigate this allegation, or don’t you think so?"
Yes 58 74 70 45
No, don't think so 33 20 19 47
Not sure 9 6 11 8
...
"Do you think the Clinton Administration favored China in foreign policy and trade decisions because the government of China contributed money to the Democratic Party, or don’t you think so?"
Yes 47 64 47 36
No, don't think so 34 22 29 46
Not sure 19 14 24 18


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