September 28, 2013
IRS SCANDAL UPDATE: Poll: Majority Think IRS Targeted Tea Party, Few Believe It Will Be Punished.
The majority of 1,000 likely American voters who participated in a recent survey say the IRS broke the law when it targeted the Tea Party, but few expect punishment
Fifty-three percent said they think the IRS broke the law when it targeted Tea Party and other conservative groups, but 24 percent disagree and 23 percent are not sure.
Just 17 percent believe it is even “somewhat likely” that criminal charges will be brought against any government employees for the IRS’ targeting of these groups, while 74 percent consider criminal charges unlikely, including 27 percent who say they are “not at all likely.”
Thirty-five percent think someone at IRS headquarters made the decision to target conservative groups, while 44 percent believe orders came from somebody who works in the White House and 20 percent are not sure.
Interesting to see the message get out, despite media footdragging. Also interesting to see the lack of faith in the justice system — which is, alas, merited, I’m afraid.