Some 73% of Republicans agreed that “members of the FBI and Department of Justice are working to delegitimise Trump through politically motivated investigations.”
About one in eight Trump voters said they are not sure they would do so again after witnessing his tumultuous first six months in office, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The May 14-18 Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll found that 38% of adults approved of Trump while 56% disapproved; the remaining 6% had “mixed feelings.”
The public, even supporters of Trump, have been made uneasy by his firing of James Comey, who was leading the FBI probe into Trump’s contact with the Russians.
Clinton held a five-point lead over Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, down only slightly since the FBI said it was reviewing new emails.
As per the Reuters/Ipsos poll, some 67% of Americans said it is “selfish” for a presidential candidate to not pay taxes, while 61% said it is “unpatriotic.”
The national September 9-15 tracking poll showed that 42% of likely voters supported Clinton while 38% backed Trump.
Trump is struggling to show that his campaign can match up to Clinton’s, which dwarfs his in both funding and size.
This follows Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy speech in California in which she painted Trump’s policy platform as “dangerously incoherent” and cast her Republican rival as both a frightening and laughable figure.
The results echo complaints from Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders that the system is stacked against them in favour of candidates with close ties to their parties.