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APPENDIX 3

ZOGBY INTERNATIONAL 9/11 POLL
and
NEW YORK LEGISLATOR SURVEY

- RESULTS -

(Part I: Zogby International Poll) --- (Go to Part II: Legislator Survey)

The following is the text of a press release 
by Zogby International, Monday, August 30, 2004
Original at www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=855

Complete tabular breakdown of poll results available at 
www.911truth.org/dossier/zogby911.pdf

 

Half of New Yorkers Believe U.S. Leaders Had
Foreknowledge of Impending 9/11 Attacks and
"Consciously Failed" To Act;

66% Call For New Probe of Unanswered Questions
by Congress or New York's Attorney General,
New Zogby International Poll Reveals


(Utica, NY) - On the eve of a Republican National Convention invoking 9/11 symbols, sound bytes and imagery, half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of New York citizens overall say that some of our leaders "knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act," according to the poll conducted by Zogby International. The poll of New York residents was conducted from Tuesday August 24 through Thursday August 26, 2004. Overall results have a margin of sampling error of +/-3.5.

The poll is the first of its kind conducted in America that surveys attitudes regarding US government complicity in the 9/11 tragedy. Despite the acute legal and political implications of this accusation, nearly 30% of registered Republicans and over 38% of those who described themselves as "very conservative" supported the claim. The charge found very high support among adults under 30 (62.8%), African-Americans (62.5%), Hispanics (60.1%), Asians (59.4%), and "Born Again" Evangelical Christians (47.9%).

Less than two in five (36%) believe that the 9/11 Commission had "answered all the important questions about what actually happened on September 11th," and two in three (66%) New Yorkers (and 56.2% overall) called for another full investigation of the "still unanswered questions" by Congress or Elliot Spitzer, New York's Attorney General. Self-identified "very liberal" New Yorkers supported a new inquiry by a margin of three to one, but so did half (53%) of "very conservative" citizens across the state. The call for a deeper probe was especially strong from Hispanics (75.6%), African-Americans (75.3%) citizens with income from $15-25K (74.3%), women (62%) and Evangelicals (59.9%).

W. David Kubiak, executive director of 911truth.org, the group that commissioned the poll, expressed genuine surprise that New Yorkers' belief in the administration's complicity is as high or higher than that seen overseas. "We're familiar with high levels of 9/11 skepticism abroad where there has been open debate of the evidence for US government complicity. On May 26th the Toronto Star reported a national poll showing that 63% of Canadians are also convinced US leaders had 'prior knowledge' of the attacks yet declined to act. There was no US coverage of this startling poll or the facts supporting the Canadians' conclusions, and there has been virtually no debate on the victim families' scores of still unanswered questions. I think these numbers show that most New Yorkers are now fed up with the silence, and that politicians trying to exploit 9/11 do so at their peril. The 9/11 case is not closed and New York's questions are not going away."

Nicholas Levis of NY 9/11 Truth, an advisor on the poll, agrees, "The 9/11 Commission gave us a plenty of 'recommendations', but far more plentiful were the discrepancies, gaps and omissions in their supposedly 'final' report. How can proposals based on such deficient findings ever make us safe? We think these poll numbers are basically saying, 'Wait just a minute. What about the scores of still outstanding questions? What about the unexplained collapses of WTC 7, our air defenses, official accountability, the chain of command on 9/11, the anthrax, insider trading & FBI field probes? There's so much more to this story that we need to know about.' 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." (Contact: nicholas@911truth.org, Tel. 917.295.4929)

SCOPE: The poll covered five areas of related interest: 1) Iraq - do New Yorkers think that our leaders "deliberately misled" us before the war (51.2% do); 2) the 9/11 Commission - did it answer all the "important questions" (only 36% said yes); 3) the inexplicable and largely unreported collapse of the third WTC skyscraper on 9/11 - what was its number (28% of NYC area residents knew); 4) the question on complicity; and 5) how many wanted a new 9/11 probe. All inquiries about questions, responses and demographics should be directed to Zogby International.

SPONSOR: 911truth.org is a coalition of researchers, journalists and victim family members working to expose and resolve the hundreds of critical questions still swirling around 9/11, especially the nearly 400 questions that the Family Steering Committee filed with the 9/11 Commission which they fought to create. Initially welcomed by the commissioners as a "road map" for their inquiry, these queries cut to the heart of 9/11 crimes and accountability. Specifically, they raised the central issues of motive, means and cui bono (who profited?). But the Commission ignored the majority of these questions, opting only to explore system failures, miscommunications and incompetence. The victim families' most incisive issues remain unaddressed to this day. The Zogby International poll was also cosponsored by Walden Three (walden3.org) and 9/11 Citizens Watch (911citizenswatch.org), a watchdog group which has monitored the Commission since its inception and will release its findings, "The 9/11 Omission Report," in several weeks.

On September 9th and 11th, 911Truth.org will cosponsor two large successive inquiries in New York, a preliminary 9/11 Citizens Commission hearing and "Confronting the Evidence: 9/11 and the Search for Truth," a research-focused evidentiary forum. These inquiries will examine many of the 9/11 Commission-shunned questions and discuss preparation of a probable cause complaint demanding a grand jury and criminal investigation from the New York Attorney General. Possible charges range from criminal negligence and gross dereliction of duty to foreknowledge, complicity and subsequent obstruction of justice. For details and developments, see www.911truth.org. For press info, contact Kyle Hence 212-243-7787 kylehence@earthlink.net

Zogby International conducted interviews of 808 adults chosen at random in New York State. All calls were made from Zogby International headquarters in Utica, N.Y., from 8/24/04 through 8/26/04. The margin of error is +/- 3.5 percentage points. Slight weights were added to region, party, age, race, religion, and gender to more accurately reflect the population. Margins of error are higher in sub-groups.

(Appendix 3, Part II)

SURVEY OF LEGISLATORS
REPRESENTING NEW YORK CITY
ON THEIR REACTIONS TO THE
ZOGBY "9/11 POLL" RESULTS



After the Zogby International poll surveying New Yorkers' beliefs about the September 11 attacks, the radio program AINT THAT GOOD NEWS and the broadcaster WBAI 99.5 FM PACIFICA RADIO conducted a mail and telephone survey of legislators representing New York City, to find out their reactions to the Zogby poll results.

SURVEY CONDUCTED from September 21, 2004 to October 15, 2004.

TOTAL NUMBER OF 
REPRESENTATIVES CONTACTED: 131

City Council Members..... 49
State Senators.................. 23
State Assemblypersons.... 44
Congresspersons.............. 13
U.S. Senators..................... 2

 

TYPE OF CONTACT MADE

Representatives for the five boroughs of New York City were surveyed - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. The survey sheet was faxed following phone calls. Phone calls were made and surveys faxed specifically on September 21, 22, 29, 30 and October 12, 13, 14, 15. Every legislator's office was contacted by phone at least twice. A few received the survey additionally by e-mail upon request. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's office informed WBAI that they would respond another time, the Senator being too busy to respond within the deadline. There was no response from Senator Charles Schumer's office.

RESPONDENTS: 16 REPRESENTATIVES

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives: 2

Jerrold Nadler (New York 8th District)
Edolphus Towns (New York 10th District)

Members of the New York State Senate: 3

John L. Sampson (Senate District 19, Brooklyn)
Ada L. Smith (Senate District 12, Queens)
Toby Ann Stavisky (Senate District 16, Flushing/Queens)

Members of the New York State Assembly: 5

Carl E. Heastie (Assembly District 83, Bronx)
Ivan Lafayette (Assembly District 34, Jackson Heights/Queens)
Nick Perry (Assembly District 58, Brooklyn)
Annette Mitchell Robinson (Assembly District 56, Brooklyn)
Scott Stringer (Assembly District 67, Manhattan)

Members of the New York City Council: 6

Erik Martin Dilan (NYCC District 37, Brooklyn)
C. Letitia James (NYCC District 35, Brooklyn)
Margarita Lopez (NYCC District 2, Manhattan)
C. Hiram Monserrate (NYCC District 21, Queens)
Philip Reed (NYCC District 8, Manhattan)
Assumption: James Gennaro (NYCC District 24, Queens)

(NOTE: Returned form only says "Councilman James." We are assuming it is Mr. Gennaro because the only other James in the City Council, James Sanders Jr., was one of 3 council members who did not receive a survey.)

SURVEY QUESTIONS

1.Before this communication had you heard of this particular Zogby poll, released August 30, 2004? Yes No

2. What was your initial reaction to the poll? .................

3. Are you aware that of the list of 383 questions presented for investigation by the Family Steering Committee to the government's commission, over 1/2 remain unanswered? Yes No

4. As the people's representative in government, would you support the call of 2/3 of NY City residents and 56% of the State's residents to reopen the 9/11 investigations? Yes No

5. Which do you think is the most effective venue today for getting to the truth of 9/11: the Congress, or Attorney General Eliott Spitzer's office?

How would you have answered the following five questions from the Zogby International poll of New Yorkers' attitudes to the 9/11 attacks, taken Aug. 24-26, 2004?
(Note: Original results of the Zogby poll are included here, but were not specified on the form distributed to the legislators.)

6A. No atomic, chemical or biological weapons have been found in Iraq. Yet many officials in our government, including the President, repeatedly told us they were there. Do you agree or disagree that these officials deliberately misled the public about the threat Iraq posed to America?
(Zogby poll results for a random sampling of 808 New York State residents: Agree, 51.2%; Disagree, 42.6%; No Statement, 6.2%)

6B. The 9/11 Commission has now completed its report. Do you agree or disagree that it answered all the important questions about what actually happened on September 11th, 2001?
(Poll results: Agree, 36.4%; Disagree, 39.3%; NS, 24.3%)

6C. One of the issues the Commission did not address was the unexplained collapse of a third skyscraper at the World Trade Center on the afternoon of September 11th. What was the number of that building?
(Seven, 20.8%; Other, 10.5%; NS, 68.8%)

6D. Some have argued that some leaders in the U.S. government knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to take action. Do you agree or disagree with this argument?
(Agree, 40.9%; Disagree, 48.5%; NS, 10.6%. In NYC: Agree, 49.3%; Disagree, 39.2%; NS, 11.5%)

6E. The 9/11 victims' families who lobbied to create the 9/11 Commission filed nearly 400 questions with the Commission. The majority of the questions were not addressed. Do you agree or disagree that either the Congress or the New York Attorney General should re-open the 9/11 investigation to examine the still unanswered questions?
(Agree, 56.2%; Disagree, 35.3%; NS, 8.5%. In NYC: Agree, 65.6%; Disagree, 26.5%; NS, 7.9%)

TALLY OF ALL RESULTS BY QUESTION

KEY
For all questions, DK: don't know; N/A: no answer.
For question 5, ES: Eliot Spitzer; C: Congress.
For questions 6A to 6E, A: agree; DA: do not agree.

Question

1

2

3

4

5

6A

6B

6C

6D

6E

Congressman Edolphus Towns

No

X

No

Yes

ES

A

A

"5?"

A

A

Congressman Jerrold Nadler

No

"Nt Surp"

No

Yes

ES/C*

A

DA

DK

DA

A

"Nt Surp" - Not surprised
* Prefers Congress, if under Democratic control

Question

1

2

3

4

5

6A

6B

6C

6D

6E

State Senator John L. Sampson

No

"Intrstng"

No

Yes

ES

DK

A

DA

DK

A

State Senator Ada L. Smith

No

"Trbling"

No

Yes

C

A

A

DA

DA

A

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky

No

X

No

Yes

**

A

DA

***

DK

A

** Non-partisan independent investigation
*** "Question not clear" (6C, i.e. on the number of 7WTC
)

Question 

1

2

3

4

5

6A

6B

6C

6D

6E

Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie

No

****

No

Yes

ES

A

DA

7WTC

A

A

**** Concern about thorough investigation being conducted

Assemblyman Ivan C. Lafayette

No

X

No

No

C

DK

DK

DK

DA

DK

Assemblyman Nick Perry

No

N/A

No

Yes

ES

A

DA

X

DA

A

Assemblywoman A.M. Robinson

Yes

Shock

Yes

Yes

ES

A

DK

DK

A

A

Assemblyman Scott Stringer

No

X

No

Yes

ES

A

A

7WTC

DK

A

Question

1

2

3

4

5

6A

6B

6C

6D

6E

Councilman Erik Martin Dilan

No

X

No

Yes

C

A

DA

7WTC

DA

A

Councilwoman C. Letitia James

No

Pos.#

No

Yes

C

A

DA

DK

DK

A*****

# Positive reaction to poll, "now that I know"
***** Strong preference for Congres
s

Councilwoman Margarita Lopez

No

******

No

Yes

ES

A

DA

7WTC

DA

A

****** " Fantastic," i.e. Zogby poll was a good idea

Councilman C. Hiram Monserrate

Yes

Good

No

Yes

ES

A

DA

DK

DA

A

Councilmember Philip Reed ##

Yes

"Nt Surp"

Yes

Yes

ES

A

DA

7WTC

A

A

"Nt Surp" - Not surprised
## " Kenny Scott for Councilmember Philip Reed"

(Councilmember James Gennaro)

No

X

No

Yes

C

A

DA

DK

A

A

1

2

3

4

5

6A

6B

6C

6D

6E

Question

RESULTS OF THE NEW YORK 
LEGISLATOR SURVEY

Question 1:
Of the 16 legislators responding to the survey, only three said they had been previously aware of the Zogby poll results: Assemblywoman Annette Mitchell Robinson and City Council members C. Hiram Monserrate and Philip Reed.

Question 2:
Of those who expressed an initial reaction to the results of the Zogby poll, both Congressman Jerrold Nadler and City Council member Philip Reed said they were "not surprised" at the results. State Senator John L. Sampson found the Zogby poll "interesting." Assemblywoman Annette Mitchell Robinson expressed "shock" as her initial reaction to the Zogby poll results, and State Senator Ada L. Smith's found the results "troubling." Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie responded to the results with a "concern for thorough investigation." In their responses, City Council members C. Letitia James, Margarita Lopez and C. Hiram Monserratte all seemed to welcome the conducting of the Zogby poll as a positive development.

Question 3:
Of the 16 respondents, only two, Assemblywoman A.M. Robinson and City Council Member Philip Reed, said they had been previously aware that more than half of the 380-plus questions remained unanswered of those posed to the Kean Commission and its witnesses by the Family Steering Committee for the Independent 9/11 Commission (see, Appendix 4).

Question 4:
15 out of the 16 respondents said they would support a call for reopening the 9/11 investigations. Only Assemblyman Ivan Lafayette answered "NO" to this question.

Question 5:
Of the 15 legislators who said they would support a call for a new 9/11 investigation, nine named the office of the New York State Attorney General Eliott Spitzer as "the most effective venue today for getting to the truth of 9/11." One respondent, Congressman Nadler, would prefer an investigation in Congress, but only under Democratic control, and he otherwise chose the Attorney General as the most effective venue. Four named Congress as the more effective venue. Assemblyman Lafayette, who would not support reopening the 9/11 investigation, also said he would prefer Congress as the venue for such an investigation. Alone among the respondents, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky suggested a new "non-partisan independent investigation" as the best venue.

Legislator responses to the Zogby poll questions:

Question 6A:
14 of the 16 respondents agreed that officials "deliberately misled the public about the threat Iraq posed to America." Two said they did not know.

Question 6B:
Four of the 16 legislators agreed that the 9/11 Commission "had answered all the important questions about what actually happened on September 11." A full 10 disagreed, and two said they did not know. It is interesting to note that three of the four who agree that the 9/11 Commission answered all of the important questions nevertheless still support their constituents in calling for a new 9/11 investigation.

Question 6C:
Five out of 16 respondents were able to name 7 WTC as the third skyscraper to collapse at the World Trade Center site on September 11. The rest did not answer, did not know, or guessed wrong.

Question 6D:
Five out of 16 agreed with the statement that some U.S. leaders "knew in advance that attacks were planned" and "consciously failed to take action." Seven did not agree with this statement. Four said they did not know.

Question 6E:
In keeping with their answers to Question 4, 15 out of the 16 legislators who responded to the survey agreed that a new 9/11 investigation should be opened to examine the still-unanswered questions of the Family Steering Committee. Assemblyman Lafayette once again was the lone dissenter, answering that he did not know.

The legislators survey and report were conducted under the supervision of

Promilla Dixit
Co-Producer Aint That Good News
WBAI 99.5 FM NY, Pacifica Radio

Special thanks to NY 9/11 Truth and all the volunteers who helped with the survey.

(Forward to Appendix 4.)

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ELIOT SPITZER 11/19/04

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On November 19, 2004, the "Justice for 9/11" Steering Committee submitted a Citizens' Complaint and Petition to the offices of the Attorney General of New York State, Eliot Spitzer, citing probable cause for an independent grand jury investigation to examine unsolved crimes committed in connection with the events of September 11, 2001. We are publishing the complete Complaint and Petition online in this space as a living, growing document. 

Nine members of September 11 families, Ground Zero first responders, and citizens of New York have signed on as the first complainants. We call on citizens to support this action, to initiate similar actions in other states, and to sign the online petition of solidarity.
Campaign Contact
To discuss joining the coalition, filing support briefs and initiating actions in other states and jurisdictions, please contact:

David Kubiak
Exec. Director
911Truth.org
david@911truth.org
Media Contact 
Kyle Hence
9/11 CitizensWatch 
Tel. (212) 243-7787
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kylehence@earthlink.net


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