Results from a new poll by Rasmussen show that the majority of voters polled believe that the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between Trump and Russia was a political hit job by Hillary Clinton.
George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley called the Russian collusion charge against Trump “a well-orchestrated hit job by the Clinton campaign and government officials.” Sixty-three percent of voters agree with Turley’s description, including 48% who strongly agree. Thirty percent (30%) disagree, including 19% who Strongly Disagree with the “well-orchestrated hit job” description. The survey was conducted shortly after special counsel John Durham Special Counsel John Durham recently completed an investigation that found the FBI was aware Hillary Clinton’s campaign was the source for claims about Trump and Russian collusion.
The first question in the survey asked, “How likely is it that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russian agents during the 2016 election?” Forty-three percent (43%) believed it was likely, including 26% who thought it was Very Likely. Forty-seven percent (47%) said Trump-Russian collusion was unlikely, including 38% who believe it was Not At All Likely.
Sixty-seven percent of Democrats thought it was at least somewhat likely the 2016 Trump campaign colluded with Russian agents, as did nearly one out of four (24%) of Republicans and 37% of voters not affiliated with either major party.
The survey of 1,013 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on May 21-23, 2023 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.
Nearly three-fourth's of Republicans, 74%, believe FBI officials involved in promoting the false Russia-Trump claims should be criminally prosecuted. Among Democrats, 45% of Democrats support criminal prosecution, and 60% of unaffiliated voters, support it as well.