A new poll reveals that an "overwhelming" majority of Americans believe the Obama administration "improperly surveilled" on the Trump campaign.
What did the survey find?
The new Investor's Business Daily/TIPP poll, which surveyed 900 Americans, found that:
- Regarding election spying, 55 percent said they believe it's likely the Obama administration "improperly surveilled the Trump campaign during the 2016 election." Among party lines, 87 percent of Republicans said they believe it is likely while 55 percent of independents concurred.
- When asked if a special counsel is needed to investigation the Justice Department and FBI for their alleged activities regarding the Trump campaign, 54 percent said "yes" while 44 said "no."
- However, just 35 percent of respondents said they believe high-ranking DOJ officials attempted to outright frame Trump for alleged collusion with Russia.
Other polls have shown similar results.
A Rasmussen poll released this week revealed 50 percent of likely U.S. voters believe "it’s at least somewhat likely senior federal law enforcement officials broke the law in an effort to prevent Donald Trump from winning the presidency," including 32 percent who believe it's "very likely."
Meanwhile, a separate Rasmussen poll revealed just 42 percent of likely U.S. voters believe Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election more than the FBI. On the other hand, 34 percent said they believe the FBI meddled in the election more than Russia.