Mainstream media reeling: Poll shows most Americans believe Obama administration spied on Trump campaign

Not matter how you spin it, FISAgate is proving to be bad news for Democrats.

And that includes former President Barack Obama, which must have the liberal media reeling.

A new IBD/TIPP poll shows that Americans overwhelmingly believe the Obama administration “improperly surveilled” Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Investor’s Business Daily reported.

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Even more troubling for Democrats, a majority of respondents said they’d like to see a special prosecutor appointed to look into possible misconduct by the FBI and Justice Department in spying on Trump.

The poll, conducted from Jan. 25 to Feb. 2, surveyed 900 people.

With a probe revealing no real evidence after months of investigating, Americans are not buying the Democrat claim of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, according to IBD.

More from the financial and business news source:

The poll also suggests that many Americans think the roots of the allegations made against Trump extend beyond the two major party campaigns in the last presidential election and deep into the Obama era’s intelligence and law enforcement bureaucracies, and may involve active political bias on the part of supposedly nonpartisan employees of both the Justice Department and FBI. […]

Some 55% of those said it was “likely” that the Obama administration “improperly surveilled the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.” There was an obvious partisan split among the responses, with 87% of Republicans and 55% of independents saying the improper spying took place, but only 31% of Democrats.


Democrats had better hope they gain control of Congress in the 2018 election, given the poll’s results on whether a special counsel was needed to “investigate whether the FBI and the Department of Justice improperly surveilled the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.”

A majority of respondents, 54 percent, answered “yes,” compared to 44 percent saying “no.”

And while it’s not surprising that 74 percent of Republicans said yes, along with 50 percent of independents, an almost shocking 44 percent of Democrats believe a special counsel is needed.

The longer the Trump-Russia probe drags out, the worse it is for Democrats, so don’t be surprised when they start pushing for the investigation to wrap up.


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