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A Closer Look (The Politics of Polls) #182247

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 15, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The issue of political polls in the wake of independent counsel Kenneth Starr's report on President Clinton introduced.

(Washington: John Martin) The disparity between the public's view of Clinton in the polls and the view of the president in Washington examined. [ABC News senior polling analyst Gary LANGER - outlines various scenarios that might change the poll numbers.] [American Enterprise Institution Norman ORNSTEIN - cites the disconnect between Washington and the public.] [Presidential pollster Mark PENN - cites the public support for the president.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The scandals involving President's Richard Nixon and Clinton reviewed; details given of the similarities, the role of polls in Watergate and the Monica Lewinsky matter.

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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