According to a poll released Tuesday, only 26 percent of likely voters say an elected official can ignore a federal court ruling for religious reasons.

According to a Rasmussen Reports poll of 1,000 likely voters conducted September 6-7, only 26 percent of respondents selected the first statement in the following question: “Should an elected local official be able to ignore a federal ruling that he or she disagrees with for religious reasons, or should that official carry out the law as the federal court has interpreted it?”

“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 66% think the official should carry out the law as the federal court has interpreted it,” Rasmussen Reports said in releasing its survey.

The poll's results were published on the same day that Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan County, was freed from jail after serving five days for refusing to comply with a federal judge's ruling to issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples. Davis has said that issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples would violate her conscience.

(Related: Kim Davis won't say whether she'll abide by order in gay marriage dispute.)

“Voters show little sympathy for jailed clerk in marriage spat,” Rasmussen said in tweeting its poll results.