In a new poll released on Wednesday, it found that a majority of voters, regardless of political party officiation, say they are more likely to vote in the upcoming midterm elections than before the Monday FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
The poll, conducted by The Trafalgar Group in partnership with the Convention of States Action, was conducted between August 9 and 10, of over 1,000 likely 2022 election voters.
Overall, 70.4 percent of this group of likely voters said that the raid has increased their motivation to vote this upcoming November. 21.6 percent said that it hasn’t increased their motivation, with 8.1 percent saying they weren’t sure.
Split by political party, Democrats Republicans and independents were all more likely to say that the raid would increase their likelihood to vote in November, at 55.2, 83.3, and 71.7 percent, respectively.
"Independent and Republican voters are united in their outrage about this unprecedented and tragic event in American history. It’s clear to voters that the FBI raid is designed to punish the primary political enemy of the regime in power," said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States. "This Gestapo-style injustice has created a voting surge that is so significant, the polling doesn’t even begin to reflect what is coming from grassroots voters in November."
When asked who they believed was behind the raid on Trump’s home, 47.9 percent said that it was Trump’s political enemies, 39.7 percent said that it was an impartial justice system, while 12.4 percent said they weren’t sure.
Republicans and independents were more likely to say that it was Trump’s political enemies who were behind the raid, at 76.7 and 53.9 percent, respectively.
Democrats on the other hand overwhelmingly said that it was the impartial justice system that was behind it, at 70.5 percent.
On Monday, over two dozen FBI agents raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, taking around 12 boxes of materials with them when they left.
At the center of the raid is the question of whether Trump violated the Presidential Records Act when he left office in January of 2017 by bringing documents, some of which may have been classified, with him from the Oval Office.
The Presidential Records Act requires the preservation of written communications like memos, letters, and emails related to a president’s official duties.
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