Voters Question Ryan’s Motives For Blocking Clinton From Top Secrets

Voters Question Ryan’s Motives For Blocking Clinton From Top Secrets

Voters Question Ryan’s Motives For Blocking Clinton From Top Secrets

The FINANCIAL -- Voters tend to think House Speaker Paul Ryan is just making a political move with his call to block presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton from receiving intelligence briefings following the FBI's conclusion that she was “extremely careless” with classified information during her time as secretary of State. But voters trust her Republican rival Donald Trump slightly more when it comes to handling the nation's secrets.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is more likely Ryan is playing politics rather than genuinely trying to protect the government’s secrets. Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree and think it's more likely Ryan is honestly looking out for national security. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided, according to Rasmussen Reports.