Nearly two-thirds of voters say the story of Hunter Biden’s lost laptop is important and believe President Biden was probably involved in his son’s controversial foreign business dealings.
That's according to Rasmussen Reports.
The survey finds 66% of likely voters say the story about Hunter Biden’s laptop containing emails about his business dealings is "important," including 48% who think the story is "very important."
Thirty-one percent (31%) say they "don’t believe the story is important," including 15% who say "it’s not at all important."
The New York Times recently admitted the authenticity of the emails found on a laptop that the president’s son abandoned in a Delaware computer repair shop. Over the course of the last two years, many in the media and political intelligence officials falsely claimed the story was a Russian disinformation campaign.
Social media and others censored news reports about the laptop.
Sixty-five percent (65%) say they believe it’s "likely" – including 48% who think it’s "very likely" – that Joe Biden was consulted about and potentially profited from his son Hunter's overseas business deals, including at least one involving a company in China. Hunter was also named to the board of a Ukrainian energy company, Burisma, being investigated in a major corruption scandal. His father later claimed credit for getting Ukrainian officials to fire the prosecutor in that case, by threatening to withhold U.S. aid if the prosecutor wasn't immediately terminated. Hunter was paid a million dollars a year by Burisma.
Only 28% say they believe it’s "unlikely" Joe Biden was consulted about his son’s foreign business dealings.
Forty-eight percent (48%) say if the media had fully reported the story about Hunter's laptop before the 2020 election, it’s "unlikely" Joe Biden would have been elected president.
Forty-five percent (45%) say they don’t think knowing about the story would have changed the election results.
To see survey question wording, click here.
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