Poll: FBI Raid on Trump Has Awakened the Sleeping Giant

There’s a reason that you don’t kick a (metaphorical) sleeping giant. It’s a big mistake.

Raiding the private home of President Donald Trump was like kicking that sleeping giant. If people weren’t already fired up to come out to kick the Democrats out, this just made them more energized to do so.


A new Trafalgar Group/Convention of States Action poll taken after the raid shows that it has increased the motivation to vote especially among Republicans and independents, with most believing that the raid was politically motivated.

83.3 percent of Republicans said it increased their motivation to vote in November.

71.7 percent of independents said it increased their motivation.

Among Republicans and independents, the majority in both groups believed it was politically motivated.

76.7 percent of Republicans think that it was Trump’s “political enemies” behind the raid.

53.9 percent of independent voters believe the same thing.

It isn’t even just the Trump raid. They’ve seen what happened with the FBI seizing a sitting member of Congress’ cellphone in front of his family. That action against Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) the head of the House Freedom Caucus, fired up the Republican leadership of the House. House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) issued a warning to Merrick Garland to “Preserve your documents.” Now, the FBI also reportedly visited or dropped subpoenas on Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania, adding one more concerning action to an FBI that seems out of control.


People believe that Democrats have completely politicized the FBI. They believe that the Democrats will do anything to hold onto control and to take out their political opponents. They believe that Democrats are endangering the country with these banana republic actions. They believe that puts the whole nature of our Republic — built on the equal application of the rule of law — in danger.

As the president of Convention of States Action Mark Meckler explained in a statement about the poll, “This gestapo-style injustice has created a voting surge that is so significant, the polling doesn’t even begin to reflect what is coming from grassroots voters in November.”


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