Most Americans want 'drug-cheat' Armstrong to be prosecuted: Poll

Washington, Jan 26(ANI): Sixty-four percent of likely American voters are of the opinion that banned cyclist Lance Armstrong should prosecuted for having lied under oath about doping for years with only 16 percent ready to forgive him, according to a Harper Polling poll.

The poll, which came out on Friday, claimed only twenty percent said they aren't sure about Armstrong's fate, Politico reports.

Republicans are slightly less forgiving than Democrats, with 70 percent of Republicans wanting Armstrong to face legal consequences, which is eight percentage points more than the 62 percent of Democrats who want the same, the paper added.

Pollster Brock McCleary said the poll clearly makes obvious that Armstrong is not getting the sympathy that a visit to Oprah Winfrey's couch would normally produce.

There has been widespread speculation that the Department of Justice is considering joining a lawsuit against Armstrong that would accuse him of defrauding the government, as the U.S. Postal Service was a longtime sponsor of Armstrong, the paper said.

Though the statute of limitation might have expired on false swearing charges, Armstrong could face lawsuits looking to get back the millions of dollars in prize money he acquired during the years of his then perceived to be legendary cycling career, the paper added.

Following a damning report for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in October, Armstrong was stripped of seven Tour de France titles. Armstrong.

Harper Polling polled 1,900 likely voters on behalf of Conservative Intel on Jan. 22 and it has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.25 percentage points. (ANI)


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