A majority of voters disagree with the FBI's decision not to pursue a criminal indictment of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for using a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll.
In the survey of likely voters, 54 percent said they disagree with the FBI decision, while 37 percent agree and 10 percent were undecided.
The FBI decision has set off a firestorm of political debate in the midst of the election campaign, with Republicans saying Clinton's actions endangered national security and clearly deserved an indictment.
Other details of the poll include:
- Seventy-nine percent of Republicans disagreed with the decision, 63 percent of unaffiliated did not agree and 25 percent of Democrats said the FBI decision was incorrect.
- Eighty-one percent say powerful people get preferential treatment when they break the law, while just 10 percent disagree.
- Forty-nine percent give Clinton a poor rating for her handling of questions about the email scandal, while only 30 percent said she deserves a good or excellent grade.
- If Clinton had been indicted, 46 percent think it would have been possible for her to get a fair trial, 33 percent say it would not have been possible and 21 percent are unsure.
The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on July 5. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.
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