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National survey: Majority of Americans believe there’s a two-tiered justice system

(The Center Square) – The majority of Americans in a new poll say there’s a two-tiered justice system in the U.S.: one for politicians and those in Washington, D.C., and one for the rest of Americans.

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A large majority of those polled in a separate survey expressed opposite views about who they believed was behind the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s home based on their party affiliation.

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The polls were conducted among likely general election voters by the Trafalgar Group and Convention of States Action between July 24 and 28 and Aug. 9 and 10.

In the first poll among 1,080 surveyed, 79% said there are two tiers of justice: “one set of laws for politicians and Washington, D.C., insiders vs one set of laws for everyday Americans.”

Nearly 12% said there’s one system of justice with laws applied to all Americans equally. Roughly 9% said they weren’t sure.

Along party lines, 66.7% of Democrats and 87.8% of Republicans said there were two tiers of justice.

The second poll was conducted after what many say was a politically motivated FBI raid conducted at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate early last week.

In this poll, 1,095 respondents were asked who they believed was behind the FBI raid. Nearly half, 47.9%, said his political enemies were behind it; 39.7% said an impartial justice system was. Slightly more than 12% said they weren’t sure.

Along party lines, 70.5% of Democrats said an impartial justice system was behind the raid; among Republicans, 76.7% said it was Trump’s political enemies.

When asked if the FBI raid motivated them to vote in the midterm election, 70% answered yes; 21.6% answered no.

In both polls, the majority of respondents were white, Democrats, and women.

Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, the Florida judge who signed the FBI warrant, formerly recused himself from a lawsuit Trump filed against Hillary Clinton and multiple Democrats in March. Prior to being a judge, while in private practice, he previously represented former convicted sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein’s employees in a sex trafficking case.

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor

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