January 21, 1998


Investigating the President

 Bowles Testifies Before Grand Jury (04-02-98)

 White House Supports News Media's Request (04-01-98)

 Starr Investigation Costs Just Shy of $30 Million (04-01-98)

 Landow Not A Clinton Confidant (03-27-98)

 More Stories...


 Ken Starr Discusses His Investigation (04-02-98)

 More Transcripts...


 Lewinsky Father: Executive Privilege Will Prolong Daughter's Suffering (03-23-98)

 More Polls...


 Legal Documents Released In The Jones v. Clinton Case

 The Willey-Clinton Letters

 The Julie Steele Affidavit

Video On Demand

 CNN Special: What Do We Know? (03-13-98)


Voter's Voice

 Starr vb. Clinton (03-24-98)



 A Chronology: Key Moments In The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal

 Cast of Characters In The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal


 Community: Debate the scandal on the AllPolitics messageboard.



Poll: Public Believes Alleged Affair is True

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WASHINGTON (Jan. 21) -- The latest allegations about President Clinton's alleged affair with a former White House intern has not yet had any effect on the public's opinion of him, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll.

His approval rating hasn't statistically changed since a poll taken last weekend, despite the public's general belief that there was a sexual relationship.

A majority of the public, 54 percent, is already convinced that the allegations of the affair are true, and 49 percent believe the charge that Clinton lied under oath. But more than half, 51 percent, do not believe that he attempted to get the woman, Monica Lewinsky, to do the same.

The public is evenly divided -- at 46 percent -- over whether Clinton should be impeached and removed from office if the charges of perjury or suborning (inducing) perjury are proven to be true.

If they are not true, 52 percent believe that having an affair is not relevant to the president's character and ability to serve. And an overwhelming majority, 72 percent, believe any affair that would have occurred before he took office is not relevant. But the same number believe any attempt to obstruct justice is relevant.

The poll was conducted Wednesday in interviews with 676 adult Americans. It has a margin of error plus or minus 4 percentage points.

In Other News

Wednesday Jan. 21, 1998

Clinton Denies Affair With Intern, Cover-up
Clinton's Legal Woes Converge Into Thunderstorm
Alexander's Plane Successfully Belly-Lands

Public Believes Alleged Affair is True

Clinton Interview With Jim Lehrer
Clinton Interview On NPR's "All Things Considered"
White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry's Briefing

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