Forty-one percent of the public views [the CIA leak] controversy as of great importance to the nation — more than what was said about the Whitewater scandal in its early days, and about the same as was measured for Iran-Contra in the spring of 1987…
Only 12 percent think the Bush administration is telling the entire truth about the matter; more than half –- 55 percent — think the administration is mostly telling the truth but hiding something, and another 22 percent think it is lying.
Many Republicans doubt the administration is telling all it knows to the public. Fifty-seven percent of Republicans think the administration is hiding something or lying — although 28 percent think it is telling the entire truth. Democrats are much more skeptical.
Fifty-seven percent of Republicans think the administration is hiding something or lying.