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Poll: 49 Percent Say Special Prosecutor Should Investigate FBI for Bias

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By    |   Wednesday, 24 January 2018 02:01 PM

Forty-nine percent of likely U.S. voters said a special prosecutor should be named to investigate whether senior FBI officials conducted the investigation of Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump in a legal and unbiased fashion, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey released on Wednesday.

Thirty-one percent disagreed, while 19 percent were not sure.

Other details from the survey included:

  • Sixty-two percent of Republicans are calling for an outside prosecutor to probe the FBI. Among indpenedents,49 are insisting on that, while among Democrats 38 percent favor a special prosecutor; 40 percent are opposed, and 22 percent are undecided.
  • Seventy percent of voters who strongly approve of the job President Donald Trump is doing said a special prosecutor is needed to investigate the FBI, while only 36 percent agree among those who strongly dsapprove of the president's job performance.
  • Congressional Democrats said the increasing focus on alleged FBI wrongdoing is only intended to undercut special counsel Richard Mueller and his investigation into Russian meddling in the American presidential elections.
  • Fifty percent of voters consider it unlikely that Mueller's probe will lead to criminal charges against Trump, while thirty-nine percent disagree and say it's likely.
  • Seventy-two percent of Democrats said Mueller's investigation is an honest attempt to determine criminal wrongdoing, while fifty-four percent of Republicans said it's a partisan witch hunt.
  • Forty-eight percent of voters said in December that senior federal law enforecement officials broke the law in an effort to prevent Trump from winning the 2016 election, while 41 percent said they did not.
  • Sixty-four percent of all voters said Clinton is likely to have broken the law by sending and receiving e-mails containing classified information through a private e-mail server while serving as secretary of State.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on Jan. 22-23. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.

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The latest Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 40 percent of likely U.S. voters said a special prosecutor should be named to investigate whether senior FBI officials conducted the investigation of Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump in a legal and unbiased fashion. . .
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