New Fox News Poll Says Gonzales Should Resign, Congress Should Set a Timetable & Withdrawal is Not Surrender
Reported by Melanie - April 19, 2007 -
Today (April 19, 2007) during Fox News Live w/Jane Skinner, Skinner showed the results of three questions asked in a new, Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll (PDF) released today and taken between April 17 and 18.
The first question Skinner showed (Questions #24 in the poll, linked to above) was this:
Should Alberto Gonzales resign?
Don't Know 32%
Skinner commented that it, "Looks like mixed feelings."
The next question (Question #30 in the poll) Skinner showed was this:
Can Tougher Gun Laws Help Stop Attacks like Shootings at Virginia Tech?
Yes, tougher laws can help stop - 19%
No, people will always find guns - 71%
And then this (Question #31 in the poll):
Situation in Iraq: Who Should Decide When US Troops Should Leave Iraq:
Members of Congress 33%
The President 29%
didn't want Fox's audience to know apparently didn't have time to show some of the other results, such as:
#28. Do you think Democrats in Congress will make the nation's economy better or worse?
Get Better 45%
Get Worse 30%
The last time this question was asked, in September of '06, the results were:
Get Better 39%
Get Worse 29%
#34. Do you approve or disapprove of Congress setting a deadline for withdrawing US troops from Iraq?
Don't Know 3%
#34. Is it accurate to compare withdrawal from Iraq to surrender?
Don't know 6%
#35 and #36. Are most Democrats and Republicans in Congress sticking with their principles or playing politics with the war in Iraq?
Most Democrats playing politics: 70%
Most Republicans playing politics: 74%
Comment: The questions about Gonzales and withdrawing troops from Iraq are both roughly within the margin of error (+/-3%) so they can easily be dismissed by Fox's audience. Some of the other questions (above, for example) showed far clearer and stronger opinions; results that don't bode well for Fox's parent company -- the GOP -- so you can be pretty darn sure you won't see those up on Fox's screen any time soon.