The Number of People Who Think Jeffrey Epstein Killed Himself Is What You'd Expect

FILE- In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein is shown in custody in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Uma Sanghvi, File)/Palm Beach Post via AP)

FILE- In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein is shown in custody in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Uma Sanghvi, File)/Palm Beach Post via AP)

Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself.

I think, at this point, we can consider this a statement of fact more than we can a conspiracy theory. With all the information that has come out, including his autopsy photos and weird coincidences, it’s safe to rule suicide out.

And many have.

According to a new Rasmussen poll, a mix of telephone and online surveys show that the number of people who believe the financier and sex ring operator killed himself is astoundingly low…though not as low as it should be:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that just 21% of American Adults think Epstein actually committed suicide while in jail which is the official explanation for his death. Fifty-two percent (52%) say it’s more likely that he was murdered to prevent him from testifying against powerful people with whom he associated. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are undecided which is more likely.

This number is down from 29 percent from early August when his death had just occurred. The drop is likely a result of the number of people who say they closely watched the Epstein drama unfold, and that’s at 69 percent.

It was a hard story to miss thanks to the fact that it became a viral meme that so infested our culture that it even began popping up in places outside of the internet. This includes airport announcements…

(READ: The Epstein Meme Has Now Found Its Way Off the Internet and Into the Real World)

…and even more recently, into Ricky Gervais’s opening monologue at the 2020 Golden Globes.

The conspiracy now revolves around who did it. Was it an individual or a group of people? Some are considering it to be Britain’s royal family due to the fact that Prince Andrew has been closely tied to Epstein and his underage sex ring. The other locked-into theory is the Clintons, especially with photos of Bill Clinton being pictured with Epstein’s “pimp” Ghislaine Maxwell, as well as being photographed on the “Lolita Express” with a known sex slave.