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68% Oppose Bonuses for IRS Employees

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Voters are only slightly less convinced that the Internal Revenue Service broke the law when it targeted Tea Party and other conservative groups, and they strongly oppose bonuses being awarded to IRS employees for their work last year.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 15% of Likely U.S. Voters favor IRS management’s decision to give millions of dollars in performance bonuses to its employees for 2013. Sixty-eight percent (68%) oppose awarding the bonuses to IRS employees. Seventeen percent (17%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 8-9, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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