Marquette Poll: A third of US adults don’t believe Trump had classified documents at Mar-a-Lago

MILWAUKEE (WKBT) — Three fifths of Republicans and one third of US adults in general do not believe Donald Trump had classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, according to a new Marquette Law School poll.

The poll released Thursday shows that out of 1,448 surveyed nationally, 33% answered “no” to the question, “Do you believe Donald Trump had top secret and other classified material or national security documents at his home in Mar-a-Lago this summer?”

61% of Republicans answered no, as well as 34% of Independents and 7% of Democrats.

A criminal investigation has been launched investigating whether records found at Mar-a-Lago were mishandled or compromised. Last month, the FBI seized roughly 11,000 documents, some of which bore markings indicating that they contained classified information. Trump and his legal team assert that the documents had been declassified but have yet to offer evidence to back up that claim, according to a judge in the latest appeals court ruling.

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In addition, the new poll showed a change in approval ratings for the current president. President Biden’s job approval rating moved up to 45%, though 55% still disapprove. Biden’s approval came in at 36% in a July Marquette poll.

Read the full results of the poll here.