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32% Favor Bush Impeachment

Survey of 1,000 Adults

December 9-10, 2005

Should President Bush be Impeached and Removed from Office?

Yes 32%
No 58%


Vote for Candidate Who Will Work for Impeachment

More Likely 30%
Less Likely 52%



December 15, 2005--Thirty-two percent (32%) of Americans believe that President George W. Bush should be impeached and removed from office. Fifty-eight percent (58%) take the opposite view.

However, just 30% of Americans would be more likely to vote for a Congressional candidate who promised to work for the impeachment of Bush and Cheney. Fifty-two percent (52%) would be less likely to vote for such a candidate.

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The Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 adults was commissioned by After Downing Street, a coalition working "to pressure both Congress and the media to investigate whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war."

The number who support impeachment is very similar to the 33% who believe it is impossible for the United States mission in Iraq to succeed.

Thirty-five percent (35%) of Americans believe Vice President Cheney should be impeached and removed from office.

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The impeachment of President Bush is favored by a plurality (49%) of Democrats. However, it is opposed by 84% of Republicans and 55% of those not affiliated with either major political party.

Democrats, by a 47% to 28% margin, say they are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports impeachment. Eighty percent (80%) of Republicans are less likely to do so.

Unaffiliateds, by a 46% to 29% margin, are less likely to vote for a candidate promising to work for impeachment.

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This survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports December 9-10, 2005.  The margin of sampling error is +/- 1 percentage point with a 95% level of confidence. The survey was commissioned by AfterDowningStreet.org.

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