A majority of American voters believe the federal Department of Justice’s investigation of former President Donald Trump is politically motivated. However, most of them still approve of the investigation.
This is according to the latest Rasmussen Reports.
Survey results found that 54% of likely U.S. voters approve of the investigation of Trump over alleged mishandling of presidential documents, including 44% who "strongly approve."
Forty-one percent (41%) disapprove, including 32% who "strongly disapprove."
Documents show that White House officials worked with the Department of Justice to facilitate the Trump investigation.
Sixty percent (60%) of voters think it’s likely the DOJ investigation of Trump is politically motivated, including 46% who say it’s "very likely."
Thirty-six percent (36%) don’t believe the Trump investigation was motivated by politics.
Unsurprisingly, opinions about the DOJ investigation of Trump are largely divided along party lines.
- Eighty percent (80%) of Democratic voters approve of the investigation, including 69% who strongly approve
- Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Republicans disapprove of the investigation, including 53% who strongly disapprove
- Among voters unaffiliated with either major party, 52% approve and 42% disapprove of the DOJ investigation of Trump
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