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Polls: Clinton Ratings Remain High

February 8, 1998

WASHINGTON (AP) _ As legal maneuvering over the White House intern controversy drags on, new polls suggest President Clinton is winning the battle for public favor.

His job-approval rating remains high, at 66 percent, in separate surveys by Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report.

Newsweek’s survey additionally indicates that just over half of Americans believe it’s bad for the country that Kenneth Starr is looking into the Lewisnky matter. The public is also almost evenly split over whether they approve of Starr’s tactics in the case.

The Newsweek survey of 758 adults claims a margin of error of four percentage points. The U.S. News poll of 1,000 adults, has a sampling error of three percentage points.

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