Poll: More registered voters approve of Mar-a-Lago search than disapprove

Roughly half of respondents in a new poll believe the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago on Monday was prompted by a search for evidence that former President Donald Trump committed a crime, evidence of a sharp partisan divide over the bureau’s unprecedented probe into the residence of the former commander in chief.

Forty-nine percent of those surveyed in the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll said the search warrant on Trump’s Florida estate was primarily conducted because of evidence he committed a crime, and the same share said they approved of the search. Thirty-nine percent said the search was conducted mostly to damage Trump’s political career, and 37 percent disapproved of the FBI’s actions.

Federal agents searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort this week and took about a dozen boxes of records as part of an investigation into alleged mishandling of White House records, people familiar with the matter told POLITICO. The warrant indicated the search related to alleged violations surrounding classified information, a Trump lawyer confirmed Tuesday.

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