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Poll: Americans Skeptical of DOJ Following Trump Raid


Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Road to Majority conference Friday, June 17, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. | Image by Mark Humphrey, AP

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(The Center Square) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence has led to a drop in trust for the law enforcement agency, a new poll shows.

Convention of States Action, along with the Trafalgar group, released the poll Thursday, which showed a large segment of Americans say the raid has lessened their confidence in federal law enforcement and that they question the motives for the raid.

The poll found that “46.2 percent of American voters say the Department of Justice and the FBI are too political, corrupt, and not to be trusted” while about the same percentage of those surveyed say the opposite.

Republicans are much less trusting of the agencies. Notably, though, many independent voters have lost confidence in the federal agencies.

The poll found “47.9 percent of Independent voters say the Department of Justice and the FBI are too political, corrupt, and not to be trusted” while “43.7 percent say they are to be respected for their pursuit of justice and law and order, and 8.4 percent are not sure.”

The survey also reports that “48.7 percent of American voters believe the FBI and Department of Justice are not telling the truth about their reasons for conducting the raid on President Donald Trump’s home.”

Again, half of independents are skeptical, with 50% saying the DOJ investigation into Trump “is only intended to prevent him from running for office in 2024.”

The pollsters surveyed more than 1,000 likely midterm election voters from August 19th through August 23rd.

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1 month ago

It was not the FBI or DOJ that illegally took multiple boxes of highly classified documents.

1 month ago

People should not be just skeptical. They should be downright livid! the DOJ, FBI, DC capitol police, IRS and every other federal department run by Democrats will continue to be political and corrupt as long as Democrats and RINOs are in congress. They MUST be voted out this November. The ones who remain after the midterms MUST be voted out in the upcoming 2024 election.

Reply to  caseyp
1 month ago

Republicans now days always want to condemn the law rather than look at the illegal actions of their lawless president!

Reply to  G.David
1 month ago

I agree. When they get caught breaking the law, they blame the Democrats. When thousands of people die from COVID because of their ignorance and poor leadership, they blame the Democrats. When Democrats help millions of people to afford healthcare, drive unemployment to the lowest it has been in decades, and provide money to improve our roads, bridges and other infrastructure, the Republicans want to take credit for it. Typical. Take credit for everything good that happens, and blame everyone else for everything bad!

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