Following the FBI raid at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, a majority of Americans shared that they would like investigations into the former commander in chief to continue, according to a new poll.
Breaking down the feelings of the former president by party, 92% of Democrats were on board with investigations continuing, while 61% of independents and 21% of Republicans shared the same sentiment.
Conversely, 40% of respondents shared with NBC News that they would like the investigations to stop.
The survey also asked respondents their thoughts on the current state of the nation, to which 75% said it is headed in the wrong direction, and 58% think America’s best years are behind it.
When asked about the events of Jan. 6, 2021, Americans seem to be more closely divided with whom they place the blame for the events that took place when angry pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol building.
Half of voters solely or mainly blame Trump for the insurrection, while 49% say that he is only somewhat responsible or not responsible at all, the poll found.
But support for Trump’s 2020 opponent and President of the United States isn’t much better.
President Biden’s approval rating has seen little change over the last several months, with 42% of registered voters approving of the job that he is doing in office. That number compares to the 55% that disapprove of his efforts.
Those with high praise for the president’s job are Democrats, with 79% approving, 68% of Black voters, 50% of urban residents, and 47% of women. On the other hand, Biden is polling low with Latinos, which only 40% approve of the job he is doing, 36% of men, 36% of those ages 18-34, and Republicans at 7%.
Americans seem to be most upset with how Biden has handled the economy, with only 40% approving. However, that number is up seven points among adults since May.
The poll also asked how Americans feel about the upcoming midterm elections. Regarding who they want to control Congress, 47% said Republicans, and 45% said Democrats.
The NBC News poll was conducted following the FBI search of Trump’s home from Aug. 12-16 and included 1,000 registered voters. There is a margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 points.