Most voters believe Hillary Clinton used her position as secretary of state to push for favors for Clinton Foundation donors, according to a new Rasmussen poll.
The survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted between Aug. 11 and 14 found that 64 percent think that Clinton took some actions via her influence at State to help donors of the Clinton Foundation.
Among those who believe she engaged in these practices, 49 percent say it is “very likely” she did so.
Only 27 percent believe that it is unlikely that Clinton took action at the State Department to help the foundation’s donors, with 9 percent of that pool saying it is “not at all likely.”
Republicans made up the majority (76 percent) of those who believed Clinton took action at the State Department for the foundation’s donors, while 22 percent of Democrats, and 53 percent of “others” agreed.
Ideologically, 76 percent of conservatives think Clinton used her influence at State for Clinton Foundation donor favors, while 43 percent of liberals believed the same and 20 percent of moderates agreed she took action at State on behalf of the donors.
Clinton’s trustworthiness has been weighting down her campaign, but the former secretary believes this is a result of partisan attacks on her.
“I have to only conclude that there is a concerted effort to try to make partisan advantage by really throwing so much at me that even if little splashes of it stick, it will cloud people’s judgments of me,” Clinton told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. “So that’s a burden I carry.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation first reported of a joint FBI-U.S. Attorney probe of the Clinton Foundation last week. The New York-based investigation is being headed up by Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.