Rasmussen: American Voters Support Jail For Officials Who Broke The Law To Target Trump

Rasmussen: American Voters Support Jail For Officials Who Broke The Law To Target Trump


A new survey conducted by Rasmussen shows that a large segment of the American voting population supports officals who illegally targetted Trump to go to jail.

The survey found that 52% believe Senior law enforcement officals broke the law to try to keep Trump from winning and 43% believe they should go to jail for it if found guilty!

Take a look:

The Rasmussen poll's findings come just after President Trump suggested "years in jail" for James Comey in this tweet:

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Here's more details on the poll from Rasmussen Reports:

Voters are ready to jail or fire senior law enforcement officials who illegally targeted President Trump, but most think they are unlikely to be punished.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters consider it likely that senior federal law enforcement officials broke the law in an effort to prevent Trump from winning the presidency. Thirty-nine percent (39%) say that’s unlikely. This includes 36% who say it’s Very Likely they broke the law to get Trump and 24% who say it’s Not At All Likely. These findings are virtually unchanged in surveying since February of last year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

A plurality (43%) thinks these officials should be jailed if they are found guilty of breaking the law to prevent a Trump presidency, up dramatically from 25% early this year, while another 22% say they should just be fired. Fifteen percent (15%) favor a formal reprimand. Just 11% say no disciplinary action should be taken.

But only 34% of voters believe the officials in question are likely to face criminal charges for their anti-Trump activity, with just 16% who say it’s Very Likely. Fifty-five percent (55%) see criminal prosecution of these rogue officials as unlikely, including 24% who feel it’s Not At All Likely. These attitudes are essentially unchanged from two months ago despite the recent release of a Justice Department inspector general’s report detailing wrongdoing by senior law enforcement officials.

Eighty percent (80%) of voters who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing think it’s Very Likely that senior federal law enforcement officials attempted illegally to deny him the presidency. Among voters who Strongly Disapprove of the president’s job performance, only nine percent (9%) agree.

The Epoch Times also said:

Fifty-two percent of likely voters surveyed by Rasmussen Reports think senior federal law enforcement officials broke the law to block President Donald Trump in 2016, but even more doubt they will ever be punished.

According to Rasmussen on Monday, 55 percent say that their being punished is unlikely, which includes 36 percent who believe that is very unlikely.

Those numbers were unchanged from results Rasmussen got in response to the same questions in February. There was one big change from the earlier numbers, though.

“A plurality (43 percent) thinks these officials should be jailed if they are found guilty of breaking the law to prevent a Trump presidency, up dramatically from 25 percent earlier this year,” Rasmussen said. That’s an 18-point increase since February.

“Another 22 percent think they should just be fired. Fifteen percent favor a formal reprimand. Just 11 percent say no disciplinary action should be taken.

“Eighty percent of voters who strongly approve of the job Trump is doing think it’s very likely that senior federal law enforcement officials attempted illegally to deny him the presidency.

 

“Among voters who strongly disapprove of the president’s job performance, only 9 percent agree.”

The Rasmussen survey results follow last week’s release of the long-delayed report by Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz concerning how approval was obtained from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court for the FBI to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

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