CNN held another focus group with Trump voters and was once again surprised by what they found. (Here’s the last focus group that CNN held.)
While their first focus group was in Ohio, this one was held in the swing state of Iowa where the voters told CNN that thus far they were getting “Exactly” what they “Voted For.”
The voters told CNN that the Russia investigation was a meaningless witch hunt, that the FBI’s leadership had been corrupted, and that President Trump has done exactly as they hoped he would.
Martin Savidge: In Cedar Rapids, they make Quaker Oats, and Iowa helps make presidents. In 2012, Obama won the state by nearly six points. In 2016, Trump won by nine. I’m with four Trump voters, an aerobics instructor, a banker, a former baseball player and a salesman. President Trump’s approval ratings with his base and these Iowans are sky high…
It’s pretty clear from that conversation and from others that I’ve had with Trump voters that many of them believe that the Russia investigation is nothing more than a political scheme that was fabricated and now is being perpetuated by Democrats and others who just simply can’t accept the fact that Donald Trump is president.
Trump Supporter on how the Trump presidency has gone so far:
I think exactly what I voted for, we wanted some — a little bit of a change from what we had before.
Another Trump Supporter on the Russia investigation:
Political witch hunt from the get- go. To be honest, it’s a disgrace.
A third Trump supporter on the FBI:
I want do preface by saying it’s not the FBI, it’s the leadership of the FBI that has politicized this. And in this situation, the people at the top of the food chain have decided they don’t like the game. They’re going to change it. They’re going to play by their rules.