POLL: 63% of Voters Believe Russia Collusion Narrative Was a Smear Against Donald Trump
The majority of voters want the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials who promoted the false narrative of “Russian collusion” against former President Donald Trump to be held accountable.
Per a recently published Rasmussen poll, 59% of likely United States voters believe FBI officials involved in spreading the false Russia-Trump narrative should face criminal prosecution. 23% disagree, while 18% are unsure.
Special Counsel John Durham recently published an investigation that discovered the FBI was aware Hillary Clinton’s campaign was the source for claims regarding Trump and Russian collusion, which had no evidence to support such claims. In response to the report’s findings, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley described the Russian collusion narrative against Trump “a well-orchestrated hit job by the Clinton campaign and government officials.” 63% of voters were in agreement with Turley’s description, which includes 48% who strongly agree. 30% disagree, which includes 19% who strongly disagree with the “well-orchestrated hit job” description.
The first question in the poll asked, “How likely is it that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russian agents during the 2016 election?” 43% indicated it was likely, which includes 26% who thought it was very likely. 47% said Trump-Russian collusion was unlikely, which includes 38% who believe it was not at all likely.
67% of Democrats believe it was at least somewhat likely the 2016 Trump campaign colluded with Russian functionaries. Only 24% of Republicans and 37% of independent voters held similar views. .
74% of Republican voters, 45% of Democrat voters, and 60% of independent voters believe FBI officials involved in disseminating the false Russia-Trump narrative should face criminal prosecution.
84% of Republican voters, 45% of Democrat voters, and 59% of independent voters at least somewhat agree that the Russian collusion claims against Trump “was a well-orchestrated hit job by the Clinton campaign and government officials.”
Voters making over $100,000 annually are less likely to support the prosecution of FBI officials involved in spreading the false Russia-Trump claims
Indeed, bad political behavior must be punished. For far too long, conservatives have been obsessed with debate and persuasion when dealing with their opponents. The fact is that the modern-day Left and their fellow travelers are no longer concerned with debate. Their entire focus is centered on domination and the eradication of all dissent.
The only language these people understand is force. In turn, the Right must be prepared to use state power to clamp down on these destabilizing elements. Allowing the Left to continue to operate with impunity is a recipe for mass subjugation. To avoid this nightmare scenario, the Right must be willing to employ the levers of the state to lay the smackdown on these nefarious actors.