Poll: Rove should resign

But 25 percent of those surveyed have never heard of him.


Katharine Mieszkowski
July 28, 2005 12:10AM (UTC)

Karl Rove should leave the White House for his role in the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame, according to a new USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll. "Those surveyed are split almost evenly, 40%-39%, over whether Bush should fire him. By 49% to 31%, a plurality says he should resign," USA Today reported.

But before the Democrats start jumping up and down with glee, the survey also found that the Plame scandal is not top-of-mind for most: "The controversy hasn't gripped the public's attention. Just half of those surveyed say they are following the story closely; one in five aren't following it at all," USA Today said. And a full 25 percent of those surveyed had never even heard of Karl Rove.

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Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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