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47% Want Comey Prosecuted for Media Leaks

The U.S. Justice Department’s inspector general has concluded that James Comey improperly leaked information to the news media while he was serving as head of the FBI, and nearly half of voters think he should pay for it in court.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters think Comey should be criminally prosecuted for leaking to the media. That’s up from 41% in 2017 but essentially unchanged from April of last year.Thirty-five percent (35%) disagree, while a sizable 18% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 1-2, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 1-2, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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