Majorities think Obama spied on Trump and want a special counsel
They took their responses only from those who claimed they were following the story "very closely" or "somewhat closely". That doesn't invalidate their numbers, particularly the Democrat numbers, but does mean the results aren't necessarily predictive of election results.
Check below the fold for a poll with a more general audience.
Rasmussen headlines it as 42% think Russia meddled more in the election than the FBI, but that's misleading. Why? Well, first off, let's present the rest of the story:
So what's the big picture here? Most people seem to think that both the FBI and Russia meddled, but Russia meddled "more". That doesn't exactly exonerate the FBI, and a clear majority think the FBI improperly cleared Hillary even if they don't characterize it as election meddling. And there's a large pool of undecideds who remain to be convinced. Of those people following the issue closely, a clear majority thought the FBI had improperly spied on the Trump campaign. That suggests that if those undecideds learn more about the issue in the lead-up to the midterms, they will be convinced. Some portion of those convinced will likely switch their vote, even though Obama and Hillary are not on the ballot.
But that doesn't mean the Republicans will win the upcoming 2018 midterms. Because, to borrow a phrase, the media is all about deciding what the public shouldn't know about because it would hurt Democrats.
This entry was published Tue Feb 13 09:59:46 CST 2018 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2018-02-13 09:59:46.0.