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85% of Dems in PA Favor Pro-Impeachment Candidates
Politcal Affairs
By David Swanson
January 28, 2006

A new poll conducted in Pennsylvania (a battleground "purple" state) by Zogby International and commissioned by OpEdNews.com found that 84.9 percent of Democrats said they would be likely to vote for a congressional candidate who "supports having impeachment proceedings against President Bush."  Only 7.0 percent said they were not likely to vote for such a candidate.

These questions were included in a poll asking about senatorial candidates in Pennsylvania.  The complete results are available at www.opednews.com

The results were even stronger when people were asked "How likely would you be to vote for a candidate who supports a recommendation of impeachment against President Bush if he is found guilty of violating the law?"  Among Democrats, 90.8 percent responded either "very likely" or "somewhat likely" (85.2 percent very likely).

Among Republicans, 90.4 percent said they were not likely to vote for a pro-impeachment candidate, and 80.5 percent said they were not likely to back even a supporter of impeaching a convicted violator of the law.

Independents leaned toward electing an impeacher, with 49.3 percent likely and 40.6 percent not likely to vote for a pro-impeachment candidate.  If the candidate only wants to impeach a lawbreaker, 60.6 percent of Independents are likely and 36.7 percent not likely to vote for that candidate.

Overall, 47.6 percent of poll respondents said they would be likely to support a pro-impeachment candidate, while 46.2 percent said they would not be likely to.  Overall, 53.5 percent said they would be likely to support a candidate who favored impeachment of Bush if he were found guilty of violating the law, while 41.8 percent said they would not be likely to.

A separate question in the poll found that 51.1 percent of Pennsylvanians believe Bush broke the law by spying on Americans without a court order, while 42 percent do not.

People were also asked their own opinions about impeachment, apart from the question of candidates' platforms.  Overall, 53.7 percent of Pennsylvanians said that Bush should be impeached if found guilty of violating the law against wiretapping American citizens, while 42.5 percent disagreed.  Among Democrats, 88.9 percent favored impeachment, while 8.4 percent did not.

These numbers show slightly higher support for impeachment, compared to a national poll conducted by Zogby on January 9-12.

See: AfterDowningStreet.org

The complete results of the Pennsylvania poll are available at OpEdNews.com.

Commentary:
Most major news organizations are afraid to ask the "impeach bush" question. We need more states asking this question (or hiring Zogby to do it for them). Zogby has three other impeach Bush polls; one saying 53% support impeachment if Bush lied about WMD, one saying 52% support impeachment if Bush wiretapped Americans without a court order and the first poll which said; 42% support impeachment if Bush misled the nation about his reasons for going to war with Iraq (June 30, 2005).

Many in the media continue to say there's only a fringe group of Americans supporting impeachment. That is simply not true. After writing to some of these reporters I've learned they quickly become very defensive - none of them seem to be able to accept this reality.