What Matters More Than Monica? The Economy

Americans are disgusted with President Clinton's alleged behavior. And most think his power will be greatly reduced because of the Lewinsky scandal. But according to a Harris Poll of 1,009 adults taken on Sept. 9-13, Americans still approve of the job Clinton is doing--65% give him pretty good or excellent ratings and 82% believe the media have overplayed the Lewinsky affair. What worries Americans is the prospect of Asian contagion. Some 62% say the international crisis is very serious, and 70% believe the U.S. hasn't yet seen the worst of the fallout. Still, 82% believe the economy will be at least as strong as it is currently in a year.

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