Around half of U.S. voters believe that the mishandling of classified documents by President Joe Biden constitutes a major scandal. A new Rasmussen Report poll released on Monday surveyed 900 likely U.S. voters between Jan. 26-29.
The poll showed that 48 percent of respondents did believe that the classified documents were a major scandal for the administration. More specifically, while 72 percent of respondents categorized it as a scandal, 24 percent of respondents said that there had not been a scandal at all.
Since the discovery of the classified documents in President Joe Biden’s possession, Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed Robert Hur as special counsel to oversee the case. The classified documents found relate to both Biden’s time as vice president and his time in the Senate. The first batch of documents had been found in his private office at a Washington think tank while the rest had been found in Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home.
According to the poll, 73 percent of Republicans considered the case to be a major scandal. Fifty percent of independents also agreed with this assessment. However, only 24 percent of Democrats thought that the case of the newly discovered classified documents constituted a major scandal. men were also more likely to say it was a scandal, with 50 percent of men calling it a major scandal, while only 46 percent of women calling it the same.
The case of the classified documents has also led to a lot of questions about Biden’s son, Hunter. When asked about how possible they thought it was that Hunter Biden might have used the classified documents in his business dealing, 60 percent said they thought it was likely, while 30 percent said it was unlikely. Around 10 percent were unsure.