DID THEY OR DIDN’T THEY?
Americans remain split on whether former President Barack Obama or his inner circle knew that U.S. intelligence agencies were peeking in on President Trump’s campaign last year.
A new Rasmussen Report survey finds that 47 percent of likely U.S. voters say it’s likely Mr. Obama or his top aides were aware that the nation’s intelligence agencies were spying on the Trump campaign and transition team. A third say senior members of the Obama administration shared “secretly obtained information about the incoming president and his team” with the media.
Among Republican voters, 73 percent say the Obama team knew of the surveillance, and 59 percent of those voters believe secretly obtained information was leaked to the press.
“Most Democrats disagree with both of those statements. Voters not affiliated with either political party are more evenly divided on both questions,” the poll analysis noted.