Good thing Cheney’s not a member of the executive branch, he’d be almost out of job… Oh, wait…
* 45% favor “the US House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush;” 46% oppose.
* 54% favor “US House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against Vice President Dick Cheney;” 40% oppose.
Aug-Sept 1998 (Before Impeachment)
* Average support for impeachment and removal (10 polls): 26%
* Average support for hearings (6 polls): 36%
Also, for a move that might have been rationalized as good for “shoring up the base,” commuting Libby’s sentence isn’t that popular:
Approve Disapprove Undecided
Democrats (38%) 13% 76% 11%
Republicans (29%) 50% 47% 3%
Independents (33%) 19% 80% 1%
I find it especially interesting that the decision is even more unpopular with independents. Maybe some Dems just feel sorry for Scooter, what with the bleeding hearts and all…