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Investigating The
President Headlines

 Clinton Reaches Out To Congressional Leaders (9-8-98)

 Clinton's Attorney Asks To Review Starr Report Before It Goes To Congress (9-7-98)

 Clinton's Democratic Support Slips Further (9-6-98)

 House Leaders Will Discuss Starr Report (9-4-98)

 Sen. Lieberman Says Clinton's Behavior 'Immoral' (9-3-98)

 Clinton Defends His Lewinsky Speech (9-2-98)

 Clinton's Team Will Attempt To Counter Starr Report (9-1-98)

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 Players, timeline, documents, quick votes, quiz, archives. AllPolitics' in-depth look at the investigation into the president's relationship with Monica Lewinsky has it all.


 People In Other Countries Say Clinton Doing Fine (8-27-98)

 More Polls


 Sen. Joseph Lieberman Speaks On Clinton (9-3-98)

 Text Of Clinton-Yeltsin News Conference (9-2-98)


 Senator Lieberman calls Clinton's behavior 'immoral and harmful (9-3-98)
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 Bob Lang: Our New Secret Weapon(8-27-98)

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Poll: More Americans Satisfied With Clinton's Explanation

But peoples' opinion of the president falls sharply

WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Aug. 17) -- By a 53-39 percent margin, Americans say they are satisfied with President Bill Clinton's explanation of his relationship with ex-White House intern Monica Lewinsky, according to a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll.

But the survey, taken immediately after Clinton's Monday night speech, found a 20-point drop in the percentage of people who hold a favorable opinion of Clinton -- from 60 percent in a CNN poll Aug. 10-12 poll to 40 percent now. Forty-eight percent of people have an unfavorable view of Clinton.

Sixty-three percent agreed with the president that his relationship with Lewinsky was a private matter.

The survey was based on interviews with 633 adults who watched Clinton's speech, and has a margin of sampling error of +/- 4 percentage points.

About two thirds of people contacted watched the speech, on par with a State of the Union message.

Here are some of the numbers:

How Clinton Is Handling
His Job As President

Approve       62%
Disapprove    32

Opinion of Clinton

Favorable     40%
Unfavorable   48

Impeach Clinton and
Remove Him From Office

Favor         25%
Oppose        69

Should Clinton Resign?

Yes           23%
No            72

Did Clinton Break the Law?

Yes         48%
No          42

Clinton's Relationship
With Lewinsky...

Private matter   63%
Public matter    37 

Lost Confidence In Clinton?

Yes        33%
No         65

Confidence In Clinton

Lost confidence     33%
Gained confidence   17
No change           46

Did Clinton Tell Jury Whole 
Truth and Nothing But the Truth?

Yes           35%
No            46

Should Speech and Testimony
End Lewinsky Matter?

Yes    65%
No     31

Should Clinton 
Have Apologized?

Yes         58%
No          37
In Other News

Monday, August 17, 1998

Clinton Admits To 'Wrong' Relationship With Lewinsky
Poll: More Americans Satisfied With Clinton's Explanation
Transcript: President Bill Clinton's Speech
Sources: Clinton Admits Sexual Relationship, Refuses To Tell Details
Susan McDougal Jury Chosen
Public Weary Of Lewinsky Probe
Bizarre Scene Inside And Outside The White House
Jesse Jackson Says Clinton Is 'Embarrassed'
Transcript: Mike McCurry's White House Briefing

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