Americans Turn Their Backs On Trump

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A new NPR/ PBS/ Marist poll showed that the majority of Americans considered it fair for former President Donald Trump to be facing the state and federal investigations that he is facing.

According to the poll, 56 percent of respondents considered the probes fair despite the attempts being made by Republicans to dub these investigations as “witch hunts” against the former President. Only 41 percent of respondents said that they believed the probes were a “witch hunt.”

For the most part, the opinions on this were split among partisan lines. The poll comes after Trump announced this past weekend that he was expecting to be arrested in connection to the Manhattan probe into the hush money payment allegedly made on his behalf to adult films star Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 presidential election in exchange for her silence over their affair.

The poll surveyed 1,327 adults and had a 3.5 percent margin of error.

Of those surveyed 92 percent were registered voters, with 37 percent being Democrats, 33 percent being independents and 29 percent being Republicans.

While Trump has not yet faced indictment in connection to the Bragg investigation, following his assumptions that he was going to be arrested, the Republicans and his allies were quick to start attacking Bragg for the probe and to try and frame it as if the investigation was politically motivated.

Trump’s allies in Congress also sent a letter to Bragg in which they requested for him to come and testify about the probe. However, in his reply Bragg refused to testify in front of Congress.