Poll: 58% Disapprove of Obama's Handling of IRS Scandal


IRS Scandal

A Gallup poll released on Friday shows that the American people believe that the IRS targeting of conservative non-profits was not relegated to low-level employees. A full 59 percent of adults, including 57 percent of independents and 43 percent of Democrats, believe that high-ranking IRS officials in Washington, D.C. were aware of the scandal. Overall, 50 percent believe that high-ranking Obama officials were aware, including 26 percent of Democrats and 54 percent of independents.

When it comes to dealing with the IRS scandal, the American people are deeply unhappy with the Obama administration. Just 32 percent of adults approve of the way Barack Obama is handling the IRS scandal. While 58 percent of Americans disapprove of the administration’s handling, 56 percent of Democrats approve.

Some 77 percent of Americans believe that the IRS scandal is either very or somewhat serious, including 71 percent of Democrats. However, just 54 percent of Americans say they are following the scandal very or somewhat closely.

52 percent of independents believe that the Obama administration officials’ ethics are either poor or not good.

Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).


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