A brand new ballot — or, relying on who’s doing the reporting, a surprising new ballot, an astonishing new ballot, an incredulous new ballot — exhibits that 50 p.c of Individuals consider Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Donald Trump is a witch hunt.
Count on that share to extend as every nothingburger week goes by, as nicely.
However what’s most attention-grabbing about this survey is that the numbers aren’t merely Republican-Democrat traces. Sure, 86 p.c of conservatives say Mueller’s conducting a witch hunt, in comparison with solely 14 p.c of Democrats who consider equally of the particular counsel. However independents make the information right here: Absolutely 54 p.c say “witch hunt,” versus to 42 p.c, who say not a witch hunt.
Are you able to say Trump, Time period Deux?
Right here’s one other attention-grabbing discovering from this joint USA Right this moment-Suffolk College ballot: Solely 28 p.c of respondents say they keep belief in Mueller to conduct a good and correct investigation, a discovering that’s down 5 factors since December.
In fact, the media received’t spin this ballot Trump’s manner.
And USA Right this moment wrote this: “Trump’s relentless assaults on Mueller and his inquiry have taken a toll on the particular counsel’s credibility.” And the story included a bit about Trump’s important tweets about Mueller and “the president’s success in persuading totally half of the voters that he’s been subjected to unprecedented scrutiny.”
As if the American persons are too silly to note that two years right into a Russia collusion investigation of the president, and Mueller’s bought zippo on the president.
As if the American individuals can’t kind an opinion outdoors of Trump’s Twitter feed — talking of which, he wrote, in response: “Wow! A Suffolk/USA Right this moment Ballot, simply out, states, “50% of Individuals AGREE that Robert Mueller’s investigation is a Witch Hunt.’ @MSNBC Only a few suppose it’s legit! We’ll quickly discover out?”
Sure, possibly inside, say, the subsequent two years? That’d be nice; we the taxpayers totally approve. In spite of everything, two years of investigation and nothing to point out: There appears a message there, a lesson there. Sure?
However so goes the mainstream media — in addition to all of the anti-Trumpers, would-be-impeachers, progressives, socialists and Democrats who had such excessive hopes, such excessive, excessive hopes, the Mueller investigation was the ticket to taking down Trump.
The persons are on to it.
And what they’re saying, to the tune of 50 p.c, in accordance with this survey, is it’s certainly a “witch hunt.”
Time to point out the products — or transfer on and let it go.
• Cheryl Chumley could be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter, @ckchumley.