Poll: 75% Say Condit Is Immoral

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Some public opinion, both nationally and in the congressional district of Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., and his interviews last week about Chandra Levy, the missing former federal intern.


Three-fourths said they believe Condit is immoral and almost that many -- seven in 10 -- say he lied during his interview. (Gallup)

Two thirds of those who saw the interview said it made them more suspicious of Condit's actions concerning Chandra Levy's disappearance. (Gallup)


--Almost half in his district who had seen a Condit interview -- either nationally or locally -- said they had a less favorable impression of Condit afterward. Only 3 percent had a more favorable view and the rest remained the same. (Gallup)

--Residents of the district said by a 2-to-1 margin they would not vote for him for re-election, including half of those who voted for him last time. (Gallup)

--They were split on whether he should resign, and six of 10 said they approve of the job he is doing in Congress (RKM)

--By a 2-to-1 margin they thought Condit had nothing to do Levy's disappearance. (RKM)

The CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll of 814 people nationally taken Friday through Sunday has an error margin of 4 percentage points, larger for subgroups. CNN-USA Today-Gallup also polled 501 people from Condit's 18th district in California and that survey has an error margin of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

The RKM poll of 539 adults from the district was taken for The Modesto Beeon Friday and Saturday. It has an error margin of 4 percentage points.