Poll: 38 percent believe Trump campaign was spied on

Poll: 38 percent believe Trump campaign was spied on
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Thirty-eight percent of voters believe the Trump campaign was spied on during the 2016 election, according to a survey released Wednesday. 

The Politico/Morning Consult poll found that just 28 percent of voters do not believe the Trump campaign was spied on and 35 percent were not sure whether spying occurred.


Party affiliation played a strong role in respondents' beliefs, with just 24 percent of Democrats saying that the campaign was spied on compared to 57 percent of Republicans. 

Almost half of respondents, 49 percent, said that they believed the Justice Department acted either very or somewhat appropriately while looking into members of President TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE's campaign, while 32 percent believed it acted inappropriately. 

Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham Barr10 questions for Robert Mueller Democratic lawmaker calls asylum, refugee programs 'crown jewel' of immigration system Trump says he won't watch Mueller testimony MORE said last week while testifying before Congress that "spying did occur" on Trump's 2016 campaign. He later clarified that he was concerned about possible “improper surveillance” and was looking into it.

Trump echoed Barr's remark saying there was "absolutely" spying on his campaign. 

The poll of 1,998 registered voters was conducted between April 12 and 14. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.