Overwhelming Majority Want a Special Prosecutor To Investigate IRS Scandal

76 percent support, 17 percent oppose


A new poll finds an overwhelming majority support appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) targeting of political groups. 

A Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday shows 76 percent want a special counsel to 17 percent opposing.

The idea has strong support across all parties, with 88 percent of Republicans, 63 percent of Democrats and 78 percent of independents calling for a special prosecutor.