NEWSWEAK Trumps Personal Scandals Matter More To Americans Than Bill Clintons Did
In its likely death throes, Newsweek, the once great national news magazine, is going all-in with its anti-Trump strategy.
“More Americans think a president’s past extramarital affairs should affect how he is judged on the job now than did so during Bill Clinton’s administration,” Newsweek wrote last week, citing a CNN poll.
In the poll, 52% of those surveyed said Trump’s personal life “matters and his moral character is important, while 46 percent said his personal life doesn’t matter if he is doing a good job of running the country. That breakdown reflects the reversal of seven similar polls conducted in 1998 and 1999 concerning Clinton, whose sex scandal with then-intern Monica Lewinsky led to his impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives.”
In a February 1999 poll, 46% said Clinton’s personal life mattered, while 53% said it didn’t matter “so long as he was doing a good job running the nation.” – READ MORE
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