Following FBI Director James Comey’s announcement that he will not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her involvement in mishandling classified emails while Secretary of State, a majority of American voters say they disagree with the decision.
According to a new Rasmussen Poll released on Wednesday a whopping 81 percent of likely voters said powerful people are given preferential treatment under the law, in reference to Clinton’s email scandal.
Of those who said that powerful elites are given preferential treatment, 63 percent disagreed with the outcome of the FBI investigation into Clinton.
Just 37 percent of likely voters agree with the Comey’s decision to not suggest an indictment of Clinton, while 54 percent disagree. About 10 percent are undecided.
Even though Clinton is the likely Democratic nominee for president, only 64 percent of Democrat voters said they agreed with Comey’s decision, while 25 percent said they disagree. For Republican voters, some 79 percent said they believe Clinton should have been indicted.
Of voters who are not affiliated with either political party, and are possible swing voters, 63 percent said they disagreed with Clinton not having criminal charges brought against her.
The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted right after the FBI announced their findings of the Clinton email scandal. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.
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