47% say Obama knew spying on Trump
Voters are split on whether they believe the Obama administration knew of surveillance of President Trump’s White House campaign more than a month after Mr. Trump made the charge, new polling suggests.
Roughly half of respondents answered each way when asked whether it was likely former President Obama or his top aides were aware that U.S. intelligence agencies were spying on the Trump campaign and transition team, according to a new Rasmussen poll.
Forty-seven percent of likely U.S. voters said it was at least somewhat likely that Mr. Obama or his closest advisers knew, including 32 percent who said the scenario was “very likely,” according to Rasmussen.
Forty-two percent of respondents said it isn’t likely Mr. Obama knew about the spying, meanwhile, including 27 percent who told pollsters that the former president likely had no idea at all about surveillance operations targeting the Trump team.
Monday’s polling stems from interviews conducted online and over the phone last week with 1,000 likely U.S. voters, Rasmussen said.