Raid at Trump’s home affects US voters’ confidence in FBI: poll
Published on 20.8.2022
WASHINGTON: The raid carried out last week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at the home of former US President Donald Trump in Florida has affected the confidence of American voters in this federal agency, according to a recent poll by the American institute Rasmussen Reports.
This new national poll conducted by telephone and online and released Thursday indicates that 44% of American voters say they have less confidence in the FBI after it raided Mr. Trump’s home.
The report accompanying the poll quotes Roger Stone, an adviser to Mr Trump, as saying there is “a group of politicized thugs at the head of the FBI who use it” as the “personal Gestapo” of the current administration.
According to the poll, 53% of voters agree with Mr. Stone’s statement.
Biden’s staunchest supporters are the biggest fans of the descent to Mar-a-Lago. Among voters who strongly approve of Biden’s performance as president, 71% say the raid on Trump’s Florida residence made them trust the FBI more. By contrast, among voters who strongly disapprove of Biden’s performance, 79% say Trump’s descent has caused them to lose faith in the FBI.
Although half of voters approve of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s raid on President Donald Trump’s Florida home, even more agree with the criticism of this unprecedented event.
More voters view Attorney General Merrick Garland negatively than view him favorably, and they don’t think he does a better job than his predecessors.
Additional information from this survey and a full demographic breakdown is available to the public as well as Platinum members.