Feb 6, 2018

Poll: Most Republicans think FBI, DOJ trying to 'delegitimize' Trump


Almost 3-in-4 Republican voters think the FBI and Justice Department are trying to undermine President Trump, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday.

Why it matters: This comes in the wake of a four-page memo crafted by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee. The poll's key finding is especially surprising given Republicans' historical support for law enforcement.

The details on the poll, which was conducted between Feb. 3 and 5:

  • 73% of Republican voters said “members of the FBI and Department of Justice are working to delegitimize President Trump through politically motivated investigations," per Reuters.
  • About the same percentage of Democratic voters believe Republicans and the White House are trying to interfere with the Russia probe.
  • A narrow majority, about 52%, believes Trump or a campaign aide worked with Russia to influence the election.

Go deeper

Updated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 6 p.m. ET: 6,804,044 — Total deaths: 362,678 — Total recoveries — 2,788,806Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6 p.m. ET: 1,909,077 — Total deaths: 109,497 — Total recoveries: 491,706 — Total tested: 19,231,444Map.
  3. Public health: Why the pandemic is hitting minorities harder — Coronavirus curve rises in FloridaHow racism threatens the response to the pandemic Some people are drinking and inhaling cleaning products in attempt to fight the virus.
  4. Tech: The pandemic is accelerating next-generation disease diagnostics — Robotics looks to copy software-as-a-service model.
  5. Business: Budgets busted by coronavirus make it harder for cities to address inequality Sports, film production in California to resume June 12 after 3-month hiatus.
  6. Education: Students and teachers flunked remote learning.

George Floyd updates

Protesters in Washington, D.C. on June 6. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

Thousands of demonstrators are gathering in cities across the U.S. and around the world to protest the killing of George Floyd. Huge crowds have assembled in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago for full-day events.

Why it matters: Twelve days of nationwide protest in the U.S. has built pressure for states to make new changes on what kind of force law enforcement can use on civilians and prompted officials to review police conduct.

Why the coronavirus pandemic is hitting minorities harder

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The coronavirus’ disproportionate impact on black and Latino communities has become a defining part of the pandemic.

The big picture: That's a result of myriad longstanding inequities within the health care system and the American economy.