Hogan's Alley

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Should Gonzales Be Fired? No Support Found In Poll

Following up on the issue of the fired eight US Attorneys, Newsweek has released its weekly poll which includes the first measurement of public reaction to the calls for the resignation or dismissal of A.G. Gonzales over this brouhaha.

Although the headlines about the poll on the MSNBC website declare that the poll found "weak support for Gonzales," the numbers themselves tell another tale.

The Newsweek site shows the results, in question number 12, as:

35% - Gonzales should resign
32% - Gonzales should not resign
33% - Don't know

Since the margin of error in this poll is +/- 4%, the fairest thing that can be said about current public opinion is that it is massively undecided and split.

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