President Barack Obama insisted there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” in the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny, a matter still under investigation by both the Justice Department and Congress.
Tell that to Democratic voters, a slim majority of whom said they believe there was indeed IRS corruption, and 60 percent of whom said they think Congress should continue to investigate, according to a new Fox News poll.
The poll found that almost two-thirds, or 64 percent, of registered voters said they believe there was corruption in the targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups, compared with 27 percent who said no. Fifty-one percent of Democrats surveyed said they believe there was corruption, compared with 81 percent of Republicans and 65 percent of independents.
More than seven in 10 registered voters said Congress should continue to investigate the targeting, while 25 percent said Congress should not.
Democrats polled said they support Congress continuing to investigate the IRS scandal by 60 percent, compared to 83 percent of Republicans and 72 percent of independents.
The same poll put Obama’s approval rating at 42 percent, and the approval rating for Congress at 14 percent.
The poll surveyed 1,006 registered voters nationally from Feb. 9-11.
(H/T: The Foundry)
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