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U.S. Director of Exempt Organizations for the Internal Revenue Service, Lois Lerner, takes her seat before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on alleged targeting of political groups seeking tax-exempt status by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 22, 2013.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTXZWJ3 U.S. Director of Exempt Organizations for the Internal Revenue Service, Lois Lerner, takes her seat before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on alleged targeting of political groups seeking tax-exempt status by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTXZWJ3  

76 Percent Of Americans: Lois Lerner’s Emails Were ‘Deliberately Destroyed’

A large majority of Americans believe that ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s missing emails were “deliberately destroyed,” according to a new Fox News poll.

While 76 percent of Americans see conspiracy, only 12 percent think the emails were “accidentally destroyed,” and 12 percent aren’t sure.

The IRS claimed that it lost Lerner’s emails and the emails of six other IRS employees from the period that the agency was targeting conservative groups. The emails were allegedly lost in a series of computer crashes in 2011.

President Barack Obama also fared poorly in the Fox News poll. Obama registered a 41 percent approval rating and 54 percent disapproval rating. In addition, 52 percent of Americans think Obama is not as serious about fighting terrorism as President George W. Bush was .

Only 38 percent of respondents said they would still vote for Obama if they could go back in time to the 2012 election.

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