Republican Representative Lauren Boebert recently slammed CNN for publishing a survey that claimed a majority of Americans support Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s indictment of former President Donald Trump. The survey asked respondents whether they approve or disapprove of the decision to indict Trump.
According to the poll, 60% of respondents approved of the indictment, while 40% disapproved. Of those who expressed approval, 37% strongly approved, and 23% somewhat approved. Conversely, 25% strongly disapproved, and 14% somewhat disapproved of the indictment.
CNN reported that while the majority of respondents support the indictment, they also see it as politically motivated. Around 75% of those polled believed that politics played a role in the decision to indict Trump, with 52% of respondents saying that politics played a major role.
CNN further revealed that independents generally support the indictment, with 62% approving and 38% disapproving. Democrats, on the other hand, strongly supported the indictment, with 94% expressing approval. Among Republicans, 79% disapproved, with 54% strongly disapproving.
Boebert took to Twitter to criticize the CNN survey and argued that the results were inaccurate. “CNN’s poll claiming 60% of Americans approve of Trump’s indictment is as fake as Biden’s White House playset,” she tweeted.
Bragg indicted Trump last week on charges he initially refused to pursue. In addition, the Southern District of New York and the Federal Election Commission could not find enough evidence to charge Trump with campaign finance violations related to hush money payments he made to adult film star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal in the mid-2000s.
Trump is scheduled to be arraigned in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday. However, Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing the case, ruled that no cameras will be allowed in the courtroom.
Only five pool photographers will be allowed to snap pictures before the arraignment formally starts on Tuesday, and no electronic devices will be allowed in the main or overflow courtrooms.