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MSM Refuses to Poll on Impeachment
From Bob Fertik, President of Democrats.com
The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll was published today, and despite record-low approval ratings for Bush (45%), there was no question on impeachment.
I sent the letter below to the authors of the survey - WP's Richard Morin and Dan Balz (firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com) and ABC's Gary Langer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I will post their replies below.
I encourage everyone to write a polite letter of your own and to post any replies you receive.
I'm blogging on the reasons why no polling organizations have followed up on the June poll by Zogby which found "42% say they would favor impeachment proceedings if it is found the President misled the nation about his reasons for going to war with Iraq."
This follows the final report that there were no WMD's in Iraq in 2003. It also follows the revelations in the Downing Street Memos that the "intelligence and facts were fixed around the policy" of invading Iraq.
After the Lewinsky scandal broke, only 26% of Americans favored impeachment of President Clinton. Yet dozens of polls included this question:
In recent days, conservatives like Pat Buchanan have also called for Bush's impeachment.
Can you explain why the Post did not ask a question about impeachment in its latest poll?
Were you asked not to include such a question, either by senior editors or Republican officials?