A new Rasmussen Poll shows that 46% of Americans want Former FBI director James Comey prosecuted.
Former FBI Director James Comey has taken to print and the airwaves to angrily denounce President Trump, the man who fired him last year. But voters don’t rate Comey’s FBI performance too highly, and more think he should be legally punished for leaking to the media.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 14% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that Comey was a better FBI director than most of those who held the job before him. Thirty-eight percent (38%) say he did a worse job this his predecessors, while nearly as many (35%) rate his job performance as about the same as theirs. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Even among voters who Strongly Disapprove of the job Trump is doing, only 21% see Comey as a better FBI director than most of those who came before him. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of those who Strongly Approve of the president’s job performance say Comey was worse than those who preceded him in the FBI job.
Forty-six percent (46%) of all voters believe Comey should be prosecuted for leaking information to the media at the time he was director of the FBI. That’s up from 41% last June following Comey’s admission under oath to a U.S. Senate committee that he leaked memos of his private meetings with Trump as FBI director to The New York Times through a friend.
Just 34% disagree and say Comey should not be prosecuted, down 13 points from 47% in the previous survey. Twenty percent (20%) are not sure.
This is a very important Poll. Forget his rivalry with Trump this poll is simply about one thing, that one thing is Americans are tired of these unelected bureaucrats who are above the law. As the poll shows only 21% of voters who strongly disapprove of Trump think he is better than his predecessors.