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ABC News Clinton Statement #2 Poll, August 1998 (ICPSR 2633) RSS

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This special topic poll sought respondents' views on the presidency and the August 17, 1998, statement made by President Bill Clinton in which he admitted to having an "inappropriate" relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Respondents were asked for their opinions of President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton and their respective positions. Those queried were also asked to assess Clinton's honesty and trustworthiness, his moral and ethical standards, and his leadership ability. A series of questions addressed the investigation by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr into Clinton's behavior. Questions concerned whether respondents believed that Clinton obstructed justice, whether Clinton should resign, whether Congress should remove him from office, and whether the scandal had damaged Clinton's ability to serve effectively as president. Additional questions called for speculation regarding Starr's motivations, and when Hillary Clinton first knew of her husband's relationship with Lewinsky. Background information on respondents includes political party and sex.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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ABC News. ABC NEWS CLINTON STATEMENT #2 POLL, AUGUST 1998. ICPSR version. Horsham, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1998. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. doi:10.3886/ICPSR02633.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   attitudes, Clinton, Bill, ethics, governmental investigations, Lewinsky scandal, political partisanship, public opinion, Starr, Kenneth, trust (psychology)

Geographic Coverage:   United States

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(1) The data are provided as an SPSS portable file. (2) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (3) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

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