Confession: the “OMG RUSSIA” thing bored us about two days after it became a thing. Mostly because we knew, as you probably knew, it was a big nothing vegan burger with soy cheese and tofu fries. That was all the way back then. Now, half of Americans agree with you, me, and sanity itself: support for the Russian election interference aka the Mueller Probe, is eroding like precious California shoreline after a swift San Andreas shakeup.
WASHINGTON – Amid signs that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference may be near its conclusion, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds that trust in Mueller has eroded and half of Americans now agree with President Donald Trump’s contention that he has been the victim of a “witch hunt.”
I’m going out on one of those limbs and suggest the reason people think it’s a witch hunt is that the investigation has, heretofore, produced just as much evidence of Russian collusion as a pet rock produces a hug.
USA Today tried swinging it in a different direction, blaming Trump’s incessant tweeting about Mueller, but I call cow caca on that. How many Americans polled pay attention to Twitter? I need to believe most of America isn’t on Twitter. Dear God. Related: WATCH: JP Sears “Offendy Awards” Mocks the Outrage Culture of Twitter.
Anyway, the poll followed party lines, but notice the uptick in Independent support:
There is, unsurprisingly, a stark partisan divide on that question: 86 percent of Republicans but just 14 percent of Democrats say Trump is the victim of a “witch hunt.” Among independents, 54 percent say he is; 42 percent say he isn’t.
So maybe over half of Americans think Trump’s the victim of a witch hunt. Look it, you may view this as a copout, but I’m not a pollster, a mathematician, or a top researcher. But I’d like to think I have a teeny bit of common sense. Just enough to fill a thimble. With how badly the left, the media (same thing) hates Donald Trump, wouldn’t evidence of Russian collusion have been found by now? We’re over two years after election 2016. Either Donald Trump has it bad for Putin, or he doesn’t. Either Putin planted Trump, or he didn’t. Either Trump and Putin are besties massaging each other’s feet while wearing skin-tightening facemasks, or they’re not. Either Donald Trump is a buffoon too stupid to be president and therefore would leave traces of his sloppy love affair with the Russians, or he’s a genius mastermind playing 4D underwater chess and you’ll never find the evidence.
Best to go with what is commonly known as Occam’s Razor: the simplest solution is usually the right one. In this case, the reason there is no evidence of Russian collusion is that there was no Russian collusion. Change my mind.