Thursday, October 05, 2006

Poll: 61% Think Republicans Protected Foley for Years

A new Rasmussen poll shows that 61% of American adults think Republican leaders have been “protecting [Mark] Foley for several years.” Only 21% believe the House leadership's story that it just learned about Foley's behavior. The poll was conducted Tuesday and Wednesday night.

About 70% of independents, 30% of Republicans and 84% of Democrats believe the leaders have been protecting Foley.

Writes Rasmussen, "The data supports speculation that this issue could have a devastating impact on Republican prospects at the polls this fall."

At last word, Dennis Hastert and Republican leaders were holed up with a garrison of loyal House colleagues in a chapel somewhere in Texas.

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