On a question of credibility, 698 of 1,197 callers to SUNDIAL (58 percent) think Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas and his supporters were telling the truth at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, and 499 callers (41 percent) think Anita Hill and her supporters were truthful.
Nearly 71 percent of callers say that both Hill and Thomas should have been permitted to rebut testimony by corroborating witnesses. The vote for rebuttal was registered by 851 of 1,199 callers, while 348 callers (28 percent) did not favor rebuttal testimony.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings involving Judge Clarence Thomas and his former employee, Anita F. Hill, became the unexpected television event of the year. Millions of Americans spent part of their weekend watching all or part of the proceedings. We'd like to know how much time you devoted to viewing.
Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information service, on a Touch-Tone phone. The call is local, and the answers will be registered between 10 a.m. and midnight. The SUNDIAL phone number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736. When you reach SUNDIAL, enter category 4600 and wait for instructions. Results will be published tomorrow.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.