A new national phone and online survey released by Rasmussen Reports shows that even though half of likely voters polled approve of the FBI’s action on Monday when it raided President Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, 55 percent agree it is “what happens in third world countries.”
The exact statement was:
“This is what happens in third world countries. Not the United States. Doesn’t the FBI have better things to do than harass the former President?”
Fifty percent of likely voters said they approve of the raid — including 38 percent who said they strongly approve of the raid. Forty-six percent disapprove. Thirty-eight percent also strongly disapprove.
Forty-three percent strongly agree that the raid is what happens in third world countries — not the U.S.
Forty-one percent disagree.
Fifty percent of those polled said it is likely Trump committed crimes that would justify the raid. Forty-five percent said they do not believe it’s likely Trump committed crimes justifying the raid.
While 79 percent of Democrat voters approve the raid, 74 percent of Republicans disapprove. Fifty percent of unaffiliated voters said they disapprove of the raid while 44 percent approve.
Interestingly, even 38 percent of Democrats agree that the raid “is what happens in third world countries.” Seventy-nine percent of Republicans and 50 percent of unaffiliated voters agree.