Most Americans approve of the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion.
A recent measurement of The Economist/YouGov polled Americans on the issue after parts of the search warrant were revealed.
Last week’s raid shook the political landscape and media coverage.
According to the survey, the vast majority of Americans have heard of the Justice Department investigation. 50% who say they have heard a lot about it and 36% who have heard a little. Only 14% said they had not heard anything about the matter.
52% approve of the raid, while only 37% disapprove, and another 10% say they don’t know or have no opinion. That’s an increase from last week, when 49% approved and 37% disapproved, a difference of 12 points.
Among independents, the increase was even greater with 51% approval to 29% disapproval, up from 47% to 33% last week.
Respondents were also asked, “And do you think this search warrant at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort is primarily due to ‘evidence that he committed a crime’ or motivation to harm his career? politics”?
48% who said the raid was based on “evidence that he committed a crime” and 40% responded that it was a “motivation to damage his political career”.
Trump is under investigation for crimes related to the Espionage Act. There has also been a public campaign to smear the FBI, spearheaded by Trump and instigated by other Republicans and conservative figures.