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81% Think Weiner Should Do Prison Time

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty to texting sexually explicit material to an underage girl, and voters strongly believe he should be put in prison for it.

Weiner faces up to 10 years in prison, although federal prosecutors are only seeking a sentence ranging from 21 to 27 months. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 81% of Likely U.S. Voters agree Weiner should be required to spend at least some time in prison. Just seven percent (7%) disagree, although 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 21-22, 2017 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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