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While Rep. Louie Gohmert seeks out the hacker who can fer­ret out the lost IRS emails and thereby win a cool $1 mil­lion re­ward, the poll­sters con­tinue to plumb pub­lic opin­ion on the mat­ter: 71 per­cent of likely vot­ers think it’s likely the IRS de­lib­er­ately de­stroyed emails about its in­ves­ti­ga­tions of tea party and other con­ser­va­tive groups “to hide its crim­i­nal be­hav­ior,” pro­claims a new Ras­mussen Re­ports poll.

“Two out of three now be­lieve IRS em­ploy­ees in­volved in these in­ves­ti­ga­tions should be jailed or fired, and most sus­pect the agency of tar­get­ing other po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents of the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion,” the sur­vey said. The sur­vey also found that 53 per­cent of likely vot­ers be­lieve that the IRS broke the law when it tar­geted the spe­cific or­ga­ni­za­tions; 22 per­cent say the federal agency did not break the law, while a quar­ter re­mains un­de­cided.

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