Poll: Americans Want Special Prosecutor for IRS Scandal

 76% want special prosecutor
 
 
Across partisan lines, Americans agree that a special prosecutor should investigate charges that the IRS targeted conservative groups, a new Quinnipiac poll finds.

Seventy-six percent of voters want a special prosecutor, including 63 percent of Democrats, 88 percent of Republicans and 78 percent of independent voters.

“Voters apparently don’t like the idea of Attorney General Eric Holder investigating the matter himself, perhaps because they don’t exactly think highly of him,” pollster Peter Brown said. Voters disapprove of Holder’s job performance by a 23 to 39 percent margin.

Of the three scandals that have bedeviled the White House this month, 44 percent of voters think the IRS is the most important, followed by 24 who choose the administration’s response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and 15 percent the Justice Department seizure of records from the Associated Press. But by a 73 to 22 percent margin, voters say working on the economy is more important than any of the three issues. (Washingtonpost)


Scoring the scandals
Poll: Which of the 3 is most important?