Home
AllPolitics
January 1, 1998

 Home
 News
 Analysis
 Community
 CNN.com

Related Stories
 Willey v. Clinton: Who's Lying? (03-16-98)

 Densuk's Grand Jury Appearance Delayed (03-16-98)

 Clinton Aide Contradicts Willey (03-16-98)

 White House Scandal At A Glance (03-16-98)

 Lawyer: New Witness 'Won't Be Good' For Clinton (03-15-98)

 Report: Democratic Donor Urged Willey to Change Story (03-15-98)

 Report: Tripp Didn't Disclose Arrest On Pentagon Job Form (03-14-98)

 Clinton's Lawyer: Jones Has 'No Case' (03-14-98)

 More Stories...



Search


  Help
 

Poll: Clinton Approval Rating Up Despite Allegations

Poll graphic

(AllPolitics, March 16) -- President Bill Clinton's approval rating has increased over the past week despite allegations by ex-White House volunteer Kathleen Willey that Clinton groped her during a private White House encounter, a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll shows.

However, the 651 adult Americans polled on Monday were divided over whether to believe the president or his accuser.

Asked if they approved or disapproved of the way Clinton is handling his job as president, 67 percent said they approved of Clinton's job performance -- up four percentage points from last week. Twenty-nine percent said they disapproved, compared to 31 percent last week.

However, when asked their overall opinion of Clinton as a person, 60 percent said they had a favorable opinion of the president, down slightly from 64 percent last month. Thirty-seven percent said they had an unfavorable opinion of the president.

The poll carried some potentially bad news for the president if Willey's allegations hold true. Nearly two-thirds of those polled -- 63 percent -- said they believed Clinton's actions, if true, were an act of sexual harassment.

And when asked who they tended to believe more, 43 percent sided with Willey, compared to 40 percent who sided with the president.

The poll carried a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Both the president and Willey have provided sworn testimony in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case about the disputed November 1993 encounter. Willey has said Clinton kissed her on the lips, touched her breast and placed her hand on his genitals.

The president has forcefully denied the allegations.

In Other News

Monday March 16, 1998

White House Strikes Back At Willey
Willey v. Clinton: Who's Lying?
Gore Receives First Endorsement Of 2000 Race
Arrest Made In Connection With So-Called Kennedy Papers
Densuk's Grand Jury Appearance Delayed
White House Releases Willey Letters
Clinton Aide Contradicts Willey
White House Scandal At A Glance
Chung Pleads Guilty

Documents:
Legal Documents Released In The Jones v. Clinton Case

Poll:
Clinton Approval Rating Up Despite Allegations