A recent survey revealed that more than 80% of Republican respondents indicated the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence on Monday increased their motivation to vote in the 2022 election.
71.7 percent of independent respondents in the Trafalgar Group and Convention of States Action survey, which was conducted from August 9 to August 10, stated that the raid heightened their desire to vote. According to Convention of States Action President Mark Meckler, the increase in motivation might simply be the beginning of the anticipated “vote rush” in November in response to the raid.
Meckler issued a statement in response to the poll results that read, “Independent and Republican voters are unified in their outrage about this unusual and horrific incident in American history.” The polling “doesn’t even begin to reflect what is coming from grassroots voters in November due to this gestapo-style injustice that has caused a voting surge that is so huge.”
Republicans swiftly condemned the FBI raid, and Trump has promoted the unsupported theory that the spy community may have been “planting” material at Mar-a-Lago. After the National Archives said that it had arranged for the transit of presidential materials from the house that had not been properly transferred at the end of his term, Trump’s attorney, Christina Bobb, told NBC News that the FBI had seized around a dozen boxes.
In a statement Monday night, Trump criticized the search, calling it “neither necessary or appropriate.”
According to recent polls and the radical left Democrats’ desperation to prevent him from running for president in 2024, he continued, “it is prosecutorial misconduct, the weaponization of the justice system, and an attack by radical left Democrats who will do anything to stop Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming midterm elections.”
Even more information about how the public feels about the raid, particularly among Republicans, is revealed by the Trafalgar Group/Convention of States Action poll.
Overall, a higher percentage of respondents (47.9%) said they thought “Trump’s political foes” were behind the raid than those who felt the “impartial legal system” was to blame (39.7 percent). 12.4 percent more people indicated that they were unsure.
Republicans as a whole (76.7%) are more likely than Democrats (11.9%) to believe that the raid was the work of Trump’s political adversaries.
Another 70.5% of Democrats said they thought the Mar-a-Lago raid was motivated by the impartial justice system.
53.9 percent of independent respondents blamed Trump’s foes, while 35.3 percent pointed the finger at the just legal system.
Newsweek contacted a Trump official and the Trafalgar Group for comments.
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