Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Americans Think Libby Case is Important

I have to say, I'm pretty surprised by the results of a Pew poll out today. According to the survey of 1201 Americans, 79% say that the indictment of Scooter Libby is of either "some" or "great" importance to the nation," and about 60% don't think it's gotten enough press coverage. Sure, they might be just saying it's important because they don't want it to seem like they don't care, but the number still seems pretty high.

The poll also found that 43% of respondents believe now that American and British leaders were "mostly lying" in their pre-war claims of Iraqi WMD programs; the same percentage say they believe the leaders were simply using bad intelligence data. Trends reveal those numbers have shifted from a 31-49% margin in February, 2004.

There's a ton more data from this poll to be mined (it's all here), including what would appear to be a serious drop in support among Republicans over the course of this year and some interesting findings about support for the confirmation of Judge Alito. Worth checking out.


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