Trump can take comfort knowing that his base is still with him.
Before the latest revelations surfaced Tuesday regarding Donald Trump Jr.’s emails about his meeting with a Russian lawyer, 50 percent of Americans said the Russia allegations swirling around the Trump administration represented a “serious issue” that should be investigated.
Slightly fewer Americans, 46 percent, called the issue a “distraction” — and the split fell heavily along party lines.
Of the 9,056 total responses, 50 percent said it was a serious issue and 46 said it was more of a distraction. Partisanship polarized the results: 83 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said the allegations were more of a distraction, while 83 percent of Democrats and Democratic leaners called it a serious issue.
Not unlike April 1912 in the North Atlantic: “Get in the lifeboat, please.” “What, and leave this nice ship, all shiny and new, for some rickety open boat? Surely you jest, sir. That iceberg was just a distraction. Now run along and bring me my absinthe.”