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Most GOP Voters Say Feds Very Likely Broke the Law To Stop Trump

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Most Republicans are now convinced that high-level federal law enforcement officials tried illegally to stop Donald Trump from being president.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 72% of Likely Republican Voters think senior law enforcement officials are likely to have broken the law in an effort to prevent Trump from winning the presidency, and that includes 55% who say it’s Very Likely. That compares to 66% and 47% respectively in early February.

Democrats are slightly more convinced, too, although only 29% believe these officials are Very Likely to have broken the law. Still, that’s up from 22% in the earlier survey. Twenty-five percent (25%) of voters not affiliated with either major political party share that view, down a bit from 29%.

Among all likely voters, 51% think it’s likely senior federal law enforcement officials broke the law in an effort to stop Trump, with 36% who say it’s Very Likely. Forty-two percent (42%) disagree and consider it unlikely that these officials illegally attempted to stop a Trump presidency, including 26% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 22-23, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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