Sixty-two percent of Americans believe the FBI was biased in its handling of the probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while 59 percent said they believed the agency was biased in its investigation of President Donald Trump, The Hill reported.
The FBI in 2015 opened a criminal investigation into Clinton's handling of classified information while secretary of state, and director James Comey one year later issued a statement saying he recommended no charges.
The poll, conducted by HarrisX polling company for the Hill.TV's public opinion show, "What America's Thinking," found 38 percent believed bias at the FBI favored Clinton, compared to 24 percent who thought it hurt the former Democratic presidential nominee.
In the FBI's Trump-Russia probe, an agent who played a leading role raised suspicions of bias by sending anti-Trump text messages to an FBI lawyer. Peter Strzok was removed from the probe after the Justice Department's inspector general discovered the texts, and Trump has since seized on the IG's report as evidence of poor judgment and anti-Trump bias within the FBI and DOJ.
Thirty-eight percent of people polled by The Hill said they believed the FBI had been biased against the president, compared to 21 percent who said the bias worked in his favor.
The survey was conducted online from July 29-30, among 1,058 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error of the poll is plus or minus 3.01 percentage points.
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