Poll: A Quarter of Democrats Wanted FBI to Indict Hillary

Posted: Jul 11, 2016 9:15 AM

FBI Director James Comey has been roundly criticized for providing a damning report of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's reckless email abuse last week, yet failing to indict her. The House Oversight Committee grilled Comey about his department's quizzical decision in a hearing on Thursday, wondering how they could come to such an inconsistent conclusion.

Republican leaders were among the first to respond to the FBI, such as House Speaker Paul Ryan, who insisted no one is above the law. Yet, it seems a fair amount of Democrats also believe their presumptive presidential nominee should have faced criminal charges for her dangerous use of a private email server. A new Rasmussen Reports poll on the issue found that a quarter of Democrats disagreed with the FBI's conclusion.

Sixty-four percent (64%) of Democrats agree with Comey’s decision not to seek an indictment of their party’s presumptive presidential nominee. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of Republicans, 63% of voters not affiliated with either major political party and 25% of Democrats disagree with the decision.

Wow. Considering Clinton jeopardized our national security, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised. But wow.

As for all voters, 54 percent disagree with Comey's announcement to let Clinton off the hook.

If this poll is an indication of the larger electorate, how will Clinton fare in November if a quarter of her own party consider her a criminal?

This survey is feeding right into Donald Trump's "Crooked Hillary" attacks.