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61% Of Republicans Said Trump Is Being Framed By The FBI, DOJ; 21% Not Sure


61% Of Republicans Said Trump Is Being Framed By The FBI, DOJ; 21% Not Sure

Sixty one percent of Republicans said President Trump is being framed by the FBI and the Department of Justice, according to a new poll from The Economist/YouGov released Wednesday.

Seventeen percent of Republicans said he is not and 21 percent said they are not sure.

Whereas only 7 percent of Democrats said Trump is being framed by the FBI, with the majority — 78 percent — saying he is not being framed.

As for independents, one-fourth said he is being framed while 39 percent say he is not.

In total, only 29 percent of American adults polled said Trump is facing a biased FBI that is framing him, compared to 45 percent who said he is not being framed. The remaining 26 percent said they were not sure.

The Hill added:

Trump has in recent months leveled heavy criticism at the FBI and the Justice Department regarding the investigation into possible Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election.

He frequently refers to the probe as a “witch hunt” and accuses leadership at the agencies of being corrupt.

During an appearance on the “Fox & Friends” morning show last month, Trump threatened to intervene at the Justice Department.

“Because of the fact that they have this witch hunt going on, with people in the Justice Department that shouldn’t be there — they have a witch hunt against the president of the United States going on,” Trump said.

“You look at the corruption at the top of the FBI — it’s a disgrace,” Trump said. “And our Justice Department, which I try and stay away from, but at some point I won’t.”

The Economist/YouGov poll surveyed 1,500 U.S. adults online who were randomly selected from YouGov’s opt-in internet panel using sample matching. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.


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