This poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President Bill Clinton, First Lady Hillary Clinton, and independent counsel Kenneth Starr. A series of questions focused on the alleged affair between former White House intern Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton. Topics covered the overall importance of this situation to the American people, media coverage of the scandal, Starr's investigation, whether this investigation was interfering with Clinton's ability to govern, whether Clinton and Lewinsky actually engaged in a sexual affair, and whether Clinton encouraged Lewinsky or anyone else to lie to cover up the affair. Those queried were also asked if they were really interested in Clinton's sex life, and what they believed should happen to Clinton if the allegations were true. Respondents were also asked for their opinions on Clinton's handling of the situation with Iraq, specifically if air strikes should be used to force Iraq to comply with United Nations regulations and whether the Allies should be consulted before air strikes began. A final set of questions asked respondents if they believed that lying is ever justified and necessary, and whether public officials are more likely to commit adultery than average citizens. Background information on respondents includes age, race, sex, education, ethnicity, political party, political orientation, marital status, family income, voter registration and participation history, age of children in household, and knowledge of anyone who has cheated on a spouse ... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02459.