Now who was it that said the "GOP" listserve folks are the only ones who believe that something terribly wrong has happened? Hmmmm...

A. C. Szul mack97 at EROLS.COM
Wed Oct 8 23:00:36 MDT 1997


USA Today poll finds support for
                  independent counsel

                  Associated Press, 10/08/97 03:17

                  ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Sixty-one percent of Americans
questioned in a
                  new poll believe President Clinton did something
unethical or illegal in raising
                  campaign funds for the 1996 election and 76 percent
said an independent
                  counsel should be appointed to investigate allegations
he sought illegal foreign
                  donations.

                  The USA Today/CNN/Gallup survey released today found
25 percent
                  believe Clinton did something illegal, 36 percent
think he did something
                  unethical but not illegal, 31 percent believe he did
nothing seriously wrong
                  and 8 percent had no opinion.

                  The poll was taken last weekend - before disclosures
that the White House
                  had discovered videotapes, under subpoena for months,
of White House
                  coffees.

                  Other findings:

                  -69 percent believe the president made telephone calls
from the White
                  House to ask for campaign contributions and 46 percent
believe an
                  independent counsel should investigate.

                  -68 percent believe he gave contributors special
access in exchange for
                  contributions and 58 believe that should be
investigated by an independent
                  counsel.

                  -67 percent believe he allowed people to stay
overnight in the Lincoln
                  Bedroom in exchange for campaign contributions and 53
percent believe that
                  should be investigated by an independent counsel.

                  -56 believe he asked for campaign contributions from
citizens of other
                  countries, who are not legally allowed to contribute,
and 76 percent believe
                  that should be investigated by an independent counsel.

                  -49 percent believe he attempted to change government
policy in exchange
                  for contributions and 69 percent believe that should
be investigated by an
                  independent counsel.

                  -46 percent believe he knew about a plan to influence
the teamsters union
                  elections in 1995 in exchange for the union later
making contributions to the
                  Democrat Party and 69 percent believe that should be
investigated by an
                  independent counsel.

                  The telephone survey of 872 adults was conducted last
Friday-Sunday and
                  had a margin of error of 4 percentage points.
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-A
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