Following the raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home earlier in the month performed by the FBI, a new poll has found that less than half of Americans in the United States have a favorable view of the bureau.
The survey, conducted by the Convention of States-Trafalgar, revealed that when folks were asked for their opinion on the Department of Justice and the FBI, 46.2 percent of those who responded said that they are “too political, corrupt, and not to be trusted.”
According to Newsmax, when you break down the poll results by political party affiliation, 68.3 percent of the GOP and almost half of the individuals who claim to have no party affiliation, stated that the DOJ, along with the FBI, is “too political, corrupt, and not to be trusted.”
And, in what will no doubt not shock a single soul, those who identified as Democrats who responded to the survey, a total of 73.7 percent, stated that the FBI and the DOJ are “to be respected for their pursuit of justice and law and order.”
Here’s more information on the poll from Newsmax:
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When asked if the DOJ’s investigation into Trump is to prevent him from running for president again in 2024, overall responses were evenly split, with nearly half agreeing that the raid was carried out to stop Trump and nearly half disagreeing. Only 3% were unsure.
While 71.5% of Republican participants agreed that the DOJ was trying to prevent Trump from running again, 77.3% of Democrat participants did not think that was the case.
Among those who did not identify with either major political party, half believe that the DOJ is trying to keep Trump off the ballot with its investigation, while 47.8% don’t think so.
The poll also found that the nation is evenly divided over whether or not the FBI and DOJ are telling the truth about their reasons for raiding Trump’s home, with Democrats largely believing the agencies (77%) and Republicans largely not believing them (72.8%).
Just a tad more of the independents and folks not affiliated with any party think the DOJ and FBI aren’t being truthful about their motivation for raiding Mar-a-Lago. Given the evidence we’ve seen stacking up over the last few weeks and how slow things are moving, you can’t blame someone for thinking that maybe, just maybe, there’s a little something shady going on underneath all of this.
Many critics from the Republican Party have come out since the raid and expressed their outrage over what happened to former President Trump, but that’s to be expected. What was truly surprising is when disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, criticized the raid, demanding the FBI explain itself.
“DOJ must immediately explain the reason for its raid & it must be more than a search for inconsequential archives or it will be viewed as a political tactic and undermine any future credible investigation & legitimacy of January 6 investigations,” Cuomo stated on Aug. 9.
The largest age bracket that participated in it is between. This is closely followed by the 65 and older crowd, and by mostly white individuals.
There was greater participation by Democrats than Republicans at a total of 39.3 percent to 35.6 percent. People not affiliated with either party made up only 25. 1 percent of respondents.
“The poll was conducted Aug. 19-23 and surveyed 1,092 likely general election voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points,” the report said.