New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
As the Republican National Convention (RNC) launched its party in New York City on the same day Zogby released poll results from the party's host state of New York, the RNC rallied on day No.1 using 911 stories and images on the convention floor at Madison Square Garden. Meanwhile, half of Manhattan residents told Zogby that they believe Bush knew in advance that attacks were planned on 11 September 2001 -- an election day.
Zogby's poll was the first of its kind on attitudes regarding federal complicity in the terrorist attacks against Manhattan. Nearly one-third of New York republicans, and 38 percent of self-described "very" conservative voters support the assertion that the White House knew in advance.
What was not asked or addressed by the poll is whether or not voters thought these attacks were planned on an election day in New York City.... for had they been staged specifically for election day and not a busier Monday morning; not only would many voters be late for work on Tuesday (to vote,) but the resulting attack meant fewer deaths. Election day was cut short due to the 911 attacks, voting locations were closed late morning and the election was later rescheduled.
Sixty-four percent of New Yorkers believe the 911 Commission did not answer important questions about what happened on 11 September. Within the five boroughs of New York, nearly 7 in 10 (or 56 percent statewide) call for Congress or Spitzer to open an inquiry.
Nicholas Levis of NY911truth.org, an advisor on the poll said that the 911 Commission provided recommendations, but gaps in the following areas remain unanswered: The unexplained collapse of WTC [building] 7, failure of air defenses, accountability at the highest levels, the chain of command, anthrax cases, insider trading [after 911's Wall Street plunge] and the FBI field probes. Levis said, "When such a huge majority of New Yorkers want a new investigation, it will be interesting to see how quickly Attorney General Spitzer and our legislators respond."
Additional data includes -- 51 percent of New Yorkers think the Bush administration deliberately misled the public to invade Iraq; Inquires about questions, responses and demographics should be directed at Zogby International.