WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Half of New York State residents believe the Bush administration knew the Sept. 11 terror attacks were coming and failed to act, a poll indicated Monday.
Some 50 percent of 808 New York State poll respondents said they believed members of the Bush administration "knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001 and that they consciously failed to act," pollster Zogby International said Monday.
The Zogby poll indicated a third of those who believed in U.S. government complicity in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks were registered Republicans. Over 38 percent, or more than a third of those who described themselves as "very conservative" supported the claim, and 47 percent of those supporting the complicity charge described themselves as "born again" or Evangelical Christians, Zogby International said.
The poll was conducted Aug. 24-26 and the margin of error was 3.5 percent.
The poll was released as the Republican National Convention opened in New York City, the site of the terrorist attacks that killed more 2,800 people and destroyed the World Trade Center Twin Towers three years ago.