A new SurveyMonkey poll finds that less 40% of Republicans approve of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
FBI approval is 64% among Democrats and just 38% among Republicans. Unfavorable opinion of the FBI is 47% among Republicans and 14% among Democrats.
According to the far left leaning Axios, President Donald J. Trump “has now turned his party against his own FBI,” ignoring the fact that numerous prominent FBI officials are now known to be Trump haters.
Axios claims this polling supports the following conclusions:
- The stark new Republican skepticism of the FBI means that Trump has succeeded in preemptively undermining the findings of special counsel Bob Mueller.
- Many Republicans will now see Mueller’s report or recommendations as a political document, and the conservative media will portray it that way.
- It’s the great muddying we have been telling you about since December.
In addition, the good lefties at Axios tell us that the all opinion of the FBI fell over the past year in two polls it cites is “likely driven entirely by falling approval” among Republicans.
All of those so-called conclusion are quite a stretch from this polls reported findings.
Perhaps this is a good time to remind every one that two months ago we reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of the alleged Russia-Trump election collusion has devolved into an obstruction (read impeachment) investigation. After more than a year of Muller’s investigation there remains no evidence of any election between Trump and Russia.
The SurveyMonkey poll conducted Feb. 1 to 2, 2018.