Twelve hundred voters voted in a new poll,  and the results are in: 53 percent of Americans want to impeach Prez Bush, and 42 percent don’t. That’d be 76 percent of Democrats, 29 percent of Republicans, and 100 percent of environmentalists. Ha, just kidding about the environmentalists part.

Hm. Interesting. I’m skeptical, to be honest. I know Bush’s approval rating has dropped, but come on — almost 1 in 3 Republicans want to impeach him?

Also, the question on the poll was very awkwardly worded: Do you agree or disagree that 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?


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There’s a 2.9 percent margin of error, too, which, if I remember my Sociology minor correctly, is somewhat hefty.

AND if the sample is adjusted from “Adults” (PDF) to “Likely Voters” (PDF), the numbers become 51 percent support, 45 percent don’t.

What do you think, oh politically knowledgeable Grist readers? Let the picketing begin, or just more liberal propaganda?

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