A recent poll shows just how damaged the FBI’s brand has become among many Americans. A majority of Republicans believe the FBI is trying to frame Trump with the Russia investigation. This is not the fault of Trump or the people. The FBI should take serious note of this.
61 PERCENT OF REPUBLICANS THINK THE FBI IS FRAMING TRUMP, POLL FINDS
A new poll from YouGov released Wednesday found a majority of Republicans think the FBI is working to frame President Donald Trump amid the ongoing investigation into his connections with Russia.
YouGov asked U.S. adults: “Do you believe Donald Trump is being framed by the FBI and the Department of Justice?”
Sixty-one percent of Republicans responded with “Yes, he is being framed.” Just 17 percent said he was not being framed while 21 percent were not sure. Overall, 29 percent of Americans thought that the FBI and Justice Department were working to frame the president. A plurality of 45 percent thought Trump was not being framed while 26 percent were not sure. Perhaps predictably, not many Democrats—just 7 percent—thought the FBI was framing Trump while 78 percent responded no, according to YouGov. Twenty-five percent of independents thought Trump was being framed while 39 percent thought he was not.
The YouGov poll surveyed 1,500 U.S. adults from May 6 through May 8. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
It is shameful that the FBI has allowed this to happen to their image. It needs to be fixed, immediately. One way to do that is to conclude the Russia investigation, which has gone on long enough.