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Americans View Plame Leak as Important, Bush Admin. as Responsible and Unethical
CBS News Poll. July 29-Aug. 2, 2005. N=1,222 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3 (for all adults).
"How much have you heard or read about the special investigation into the possible leak of an undercover CIA officer's identity to reporters in 2003? Would you say you have heard or read a lot, some, not much, or nothing at all?"
A Lot Some Not Much Nothing Unsure
19 35 22 23 1
"There is currently a grand jury investigating whether a crime was committed when a CIA officer's identity was revealed to reporters. How important do you think the investigation is to the nation -- of great importance, some importance, or very little importance?"
Great Some Very Little None (vol.) Unsure
41 39 15 1 4
"George W. Bush's Deputy Chief of Staff, Karl Rove, spoke with reporters about the CIA officer in 2003. Do you think Karl Rove personally did anything wrong in this matter?" If Yes: "Do you think Rove's activities were unethical or illegal?"
Yes -- Unethical
Yes -- Illegal
Yes -- Unsure if illegal
Yes -- Illegal and unethical
No, nothing wrong
"In their statements about the possible leak of the CIA officer's identity, do you think members of the Bush Administration are telling the entire truth, are mostly telling the truth but are hiding something, or are mostly lying?"
12 55 22 11
"Do you think someone in the Bush Administration was responsible for leaking the CIA officer's identity to reporters, or not?"
Yes No Unsure
ALL adults 52 21 27
Republicans 29 37 34
Democrats 64 13 23
Independents 60 15 25