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Poll Shows Americans’ Trust In Federal Institutions Is Plummeting After J6 Committee And FBI Raid At Mar-A-Lago

The FBI search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate was quickly blasted by the former president’s Republican colleagues and a throng of supporters, who rallied against the raid outside his Florida resort on Monday.

The unprecedented search of a former president’s home signaled an escalation of the investigation into missing White House documents – one of several probes into Trump’s time in office, his role in the Jan 6 attacks, and his business dealings.

Trump’s reaction – to condemn the raid as “not necessary or appropriate” – has resonated with his legion of MAGA fans, many of whom say he won the 2020 election and that Democrats will try anything to stop him from running again in 2024.

Against this backdrop, is spotlighting recent polls that provide a snapshot of Americans’ attitudes toward Trump, the FBI, the DOJ, the Jan 6 hearings, and simmering political divisions that could boil over into violence.

The FBI has an image problem. Overall, 47% of Americans distrust the national crime-fighting bureau, and 46% trust it, according to a Golden/TIPP Poll from May. See this in the chart below.

Trust FBI 2022-08-10

Respondents expressed similarly mixed feelings towards the DOJ.

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Trust DoJ 2022-08-10

Oddly enough, it is not just one party that distrusts the FBI and DOJ, though today, Republicans distrust more – but this may change depending on the event and who is in power. What is interesting is that Independents show some of the highest distrusting group.

Of course, recent events of the raid on the Trump residence at Mar-a-Lago may change people’s opinions. First, see below for some background information on this recent raid on Trump.

  • Part 1 – Why Did the DOJ and FBI Execute the Raid on Trump – The Story Behind the Documents
  • Part 2 – Why Did the DOJ and FBI Execute the Raid on Trump – The Evidence Within the Documents
  • Part 3 – Why Did the DOJ and FBI Execute the Raid on Trump – A Culmination of Four Years of Threats and Betrayals
  • Part 4 – What Was in The Trump Documents Creating Such Fear in DOJ and FBI

Once the dust settles on this Trump raid, will trust in the FBI and DOJ fall even further? Or will the political camps stay with their opinions regardless of the events on the ground? One would think critical thinking would occur, and more agreement could occur – don’t hold your breath. It will be interesting to see a more recent poll as events unfold.

Have the J6 Democrat hearings changed people’s opinions?

The House January 6th Committee has tried to make the case that former President Donald Trump bears direct responsibility for what happened at the U.S. Capitol last year. The latest Monmouth (“Mon-muth”University Poll, though, suggests it hasn’t moved the needle with the American public. In general, public opinion stands pretty much the same as it was before the recent headline-grabbing testimony of former presidential aides during the last three public hearings. See this in the table below and see the details here.

J6 Impacts 2022-06If this recent J6 opinion poll is any indication, it may mean that people’s opinions are so entrenched within their belief systems that events on the ground will change their opinions little.

So, where do we go from here after the outrageous events we have recently witnessed? What will the next steps be?

By Tom Williams at Right Wire Report

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Featured photos by: Trump – Michael Vadon, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons; Mar-a-Lago – Christine Davis, CC BY-SA 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons; Garland – Senate Democrats, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons. Images have been cropped.