Thursday, March 16, 2006

Polling censure

ARG did the poll:

Do you favor or oppose the United States Senate passing a resolution censuring President George W. Bush for authorizing wiretaps of Americans within the United States without obtaining court orders?
All Adults46%44%10%
Voters48%43%  9%
Republicans (33%)29%57%14%
Democrats (37%)70%26%  4%
Independents (30%)42%47%11%

See how a third of Republicans back censure? See how Democrats are strongly behind it? That's good politics. It splits the opposition and unites the base, plus it grabs a bunch of Independent voters.

I will say it's interesting that more Independents favor impeachment (47%) than favor censure (42%). It could be that a bunch of them want some sort of action, and rejected censure but then grabbed at impeachment to register their unhappiness.