Over 60% Of Republicans And Independents Believe Trump Was Surveilled By Obama
As Devin Nunes (R-CA) faces calls from Democrats to step down from his role as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee due to concerns over his “impartiality”, a new poll from CBS News reveals that nearly three-quarters of Republicans and half of Independents believe President Trump’s claim that former President Obama wiretapped him during the 2016 campaign.
Of course, like with pretty much any other poll these days, the results were largely split along party lines with the overall results more influenced by “oversamples” of particular groups rather than actual facts.
Nevertheless, here are some of the other takeaways from CBS…
82% of Democrats are absolutely convinced that Trump conspired with Russian spies to steal the 2016 election…how else could Hillary have possibly lost?
Meanwhile, 49% of Americans blame a poorly constructed bill, rather than Trump, for Republicans’ inability to pass a healthcare plan last week.
And CBS sees Trump’s overall approval rating at just 40%.
Of course, we’re not sure exactly when Independents became 43% of the electorate vs. only 26% for Republicans, but we’re sure that CBS must be right.