These polls shouldn’t exist
The search of Trump's Florida property is not a matter of public opinion
Since the search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property earlier this month, news outlets have quickly reported every development in the story.
They’ve gone to court to request that the affidavit that was used to justify the search warrant be made public, they’ve cited sources that say the materials in Trump’s possession were nuclear secrets, and they’ve (perhaps more than any other angle) asked practically every single person who has ever been in Washington politics and still has a heartbeat what they think about it.
But by far, the most asinine thing some news outlets have done is to ask the public whether they approve or disapprove of the search.
Take this Politico poll, for example:
The poll found that of registered voters, 49 percent approved of “the FBI’s decision to conduct a search” of Trump’s property, while 37 percent disapprove. Another 13 percent don’t know or don’t have an opinion.
Since when was a lawful search conducted by the FBI s…