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Poll: Majority Believes New Special Prosecutor Needed to Investigate the Investigators

From left to right: Demoted FBI lawyer Lisa Page, her extramarital lover and reassigned former counterintelligence head Peter Strzok, fired former FBI director James Comey, and fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. (Photos: Reuters/FBI)
From left to right: Demoted FBI lawyer Lisa Page, her extramarital lover and reassigned former counterintelligence head Peter Strzok, fired former FBI director James Comey, and fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. (Photos: Reuters/FBI)

From left to right: Demoted FBI lawyer Lisa Page, her extramarital lover and reassigned former counterintelligence head Peter Strzok, fired former FBI director James Comey, and fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. (Photos: Reuters/FBI)

A majority say a new special prosecutor is needed to investigate whether the investigators handled Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in a legal and unbiased manner. A new Rasmussen Reports national survey finds that 54% of likely voters believe a special prosecutor should be named, up from 49% who said the same in January.

Thirty percent (30%) disagree and a sizable 16% are not sure.

The percentage of Americans who believe those who exonerated Mrs. Clinton and tried to derail President Trump should be the targets of an investigation is rising. The number of voters who say the investigation led by Robert Mueller III is a witch hunt also continues to soar.

A majority also believes officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Justice Department (DOJ) under Barack Obama broke the law to block a Trump presidency.

Fired former FBI director James Comey has had a series of bad interviews on his book tour and his deputy director, whom he continues to praise, has been referred for criminal prosecution after lying under oath multiple times.

Worth noting, now even 46% of Democrats believe another special counsel is needed, up from 38% in January. Sixty-three percent (63%) of Republicans and 52% of voters not affiliated with either major political party, agree.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on April 22-23, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. See methodology.

Written by
Data Journalism Editor

Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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