In the wake of the FBI‘s raid of former President Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago home on Monday, a new poll showed that more than 80 percent of Republican respondents said it made them more motivated to vote in the 2022 election.
In the survey from the Trafalgar Group and Convention of States Action, which was conducted from August 9 to August 10, 71.7 percent of independent respondents said that the raid increased their drive to vote. But the boost in motivation might only be the tip of the anticipated “voting surge” in November in response to the raid, according to Convention of States Action President Mark Meckler.
“Independent and Republican voters are united in their outrage about this unprecedented and tragic event in American history,” Meckler said in a statement about the poll results. “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.”
The FBI raid was met with quick condemnation from Republicans, while Trump has pushed the unsubstantiated suggestion that the intelligence service might have been “planting” evidence at Mar-a-Lago. Trump’s lawyer, Christina Bobb, told NBC News that the FBI seized about a dozen boxes, months after the National Archives revealed that it had arranged for the transport of presidential records from the residence that had not been rightly transferred at the end of his administration.
PHOTO CREDIT: In the wake of the FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on Monday, a new poll showed that more than 80 percent of Republican respondents said it made them more motivated to vote in the 2022 election. Above, Trump supporters rally near his home at Mar-A-Lago on August 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Florida. EVA MARIE UZCATEGUI/GETTY IMAGES
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