In the following two quotes, you can see a snapshot of the growing momentum. In a nutshell, we have seen interest in impeachment move from 42% to 53% in a matter of four months. What I find particularly interesting is how hard it is to find any reporting of this phenomenon in the major media outlets. Blogs: Open Source News.
53% of Americans Favor Impeachment :: ILCA Online :: Making Labor Media a Force to Be Reckoned With: "By a margin of 53% to 42%, Americans want Congress to impeach President Bush if he lied about the war in Iraq, according to a new poll commissioned by AfterDowningStreet.org, a grassroots coalition that supports a Congressional investigation of President Bush's decision to invade Iraq in 2003."And…
The Ipsos poll shows a dramatic transformation in support for Bush's impeachment since late June. (This is only the second poll that has asked Americans about their support for impeaching Bush in 2005, despite his record-low approval ratings.) The Zogby poll conducted June 27-29 of 905 likely voters found that 42% agreed and 50% disagreed with a statement virtually identical to the one used by Ipsos Public Affairs. (see footnote below)
After the June poll, pollster John Zogby told the Washington Post that support for impeachment "was much higher than I expected." At the time, impeachment supporters trailed opponents by 8%. Now supporters outnumber opponents by 6%, a remarkable shift of 14%. Support for Clinton Impeachment Was Much Lower In August and September of 1998, 16 major polls asked about impeaching President Clinton (http://democrats.com/clinton-impeachment-polls). Only 36% supported hearings to consider impeachment, and only 26% supported actual impeachment and removal. Even so, the impeachment debate dominated the news for months, and the Republican Congress impeached Clinton despite overwhelming public opposition.
Ipsos 10/8-9 Zogby 6/27-29 Net Change Support Impeachment 50% 42% +8% Oppose Impeachment 44% 50% +6% Impeachment Margin +6% -8% +14%