According to the latest Zogby Poll commissioned by AfterDowningStreet.org
, Americans want Congress to impeach President Bush if he lied about the war in Iraq by a margin of 53% to 42%.
The poll interviewed 1,200 U.S. adults from October 29 through November 2.
Accordingly, the poll found that 53% agreed with the statement:
"If President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with Iraq, Congress should consider holding him accountable through impeachment."
42% disagreed, and 5% said they didn't know or declined to answer. The poll has a +/- 2.9% margin of error.
Say Hello to ImpeachPAC.org
In response to these results, Bob Fertik, president of Democrats.com, announced the creation of a new political action committee called ImpeachPAC, headquartered at ImpeachPAC.org. According to the Democrats.com site,
"ImpeachPAC will support Democratic candidates who support the immediate and simultaneous impeachment of George Bush and Dick Cheney for lying about Iraq. ImpeachPAC set a goal of raising $100,000 over the Internet to prove to President Bush, Congress, and the media that there is intense grassroots support for impeachment, as reflected in the new Zogby poll."
As one of the founders of the Impeach Bush Coalition, I am proud of everyone who donated money to AfterDowningStreet.com to make this poll happen. We should all give special thanks to the folks at AfterDowningStreet.org, Democrats.com, and a certain blogger named Luke Ryland from Wot is it Good 4. Luke Ryland was instrumental in chasing down Zogby and bringing light to the need to get more polling on the issue of impeachment.
Impeachment is not going to happen overnight. In fact, if it happens, it likely won't happen until after the midterms in 2006. Now is the time to begin talking about it. Now is the time to make impeachment part of the American lexicon.
It is also the time to show the American public that the phrase "if he lied," is no longer a question of "if".
Personally, I think we are on the path.