A new poll shows that a majority of America believes that President Donald Trump has tried to stand in they way of the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
According to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, only one in five support the president’s sudden decision to remove James Comey from the FBI. After Comey’s appearance before Congress, a whopping 68 percent of folks say they are at least somewhat concerned about the likelihood that Trump and his campaign had dealings with Russia. Nearly half of people in America say they are very worried, with only 3 in 10 saying they really aren’t worried about it.
The views of people that were polled were largely influenced by what party they belong to. 62 percent of Republicans say they aren’t worried at all about any ties to Russia. Even though more than half of Americans agree that the Trump’s firing of Comes was just plain wrong, the number among Democrats was higher, at 79 percent.
Fifty-year-old Sandra Younger from San Diego, California, said that she knew “something fishy” was going on between Trump and Russia following Comey’s dismissal. She said:
‘If I had nothing to hide and someone wanted to investigate, I would say, “Go ahead, do your thing, I don’t care, because you won’t find anything.” He seems to be buddy-buddy with these epic creeps.’
But other people feel like it is the president’s choice as to who he wants to be his FBI director. A 40-year-old maintenance man from Anderson, Indiana, who is Republican, said that he wasn’t really concerned by claims that the president tried to convince Comey to retreat from the investigation:
‘These headlines don’t really concern me, although they are attention-grabbers.’
Democrats and independents made up the majority of the six in ten Americans who believe the president tried to interfere in the investigation, with only a quarter of Republicans who believe this really happened.
The poll began on June 8, the day before Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and ended on Sunday. 1,068 adult respondents were selected through random sampling methods, which were address-based, and later had an interview via phone or online. The margin of error for this poll is +/- 4.1 percentage points.
Check out the different ways Republicans are trying to make excuses for their “great” leader in the video below, available via YouTube:
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