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ABC News Kathleen Willey Poll #2, March 1998 (ICPSR 2512)
Principal Investigator(s): ABC News
This special topic poll, conducted on March 17, 1998, sought respondents' views on the presidency and on former White House volunteer Kathleen Willey's charges that President Bill Clinton forced himself on her sexually at a private meeting in 1993. Respondents were asked whether they believed that Clinton had forced himself sexually on Willey, and whether it was his private business or a public matter. A series of questions addressed the allegations of sexual misconduct facing Clinton in general. Topics covered the alleged affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, whether Clinton had lied under oath when questioned about the scandals, whether he had demonstrated a pattern of sexual misconduct, and the possible punishments that might be imposed upon Clinton if he were found guilty of any wrongdoing. Respondents were also queried as to which allegation was more serious, that Clinton forced himself sexually on Willey or that he had an affair with Lewinsky. Background information on respondents includes sex and political party.
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ABC News. ABC NEWS KATHLEEN WILLEY POLL #2, MARCH 1998. ICPSR02512-v1. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1998. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-11-13. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02512.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02512.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: Clinton, Bill, Lewinsky scandal, misconduct in office, presidency, public opinion, sexual assault, Willey, Kathleen
Geographic Coverage: United States
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Original ICPSR Release: 1998-08-24
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