Poll: 74% Of Americans Believe Deep State 'Secretly Manipulate or Direct National Policy'

Chris Menahan
Mar. 20, 2018

A new poll from Monmouth finds the vast majority of Americans believe there's a deep state "secretly manipulating or directing national policy" and "unelected or appointed" federal officials have too much influence over the federal government.

From Monmouth:
...6-in-10 Americans (60%) feel that unelected or appointed government officials have too much influence in determining federal policy. Just 26% say the right balance of power exists between elected and unelected officials in determining policy. Democrats (59%), Republicans (59%) and independents (62%) agree that appointed officials hold too much sway in the federal government.

“We usually expect opinions on the operation of government to shift depending on which party is in charge. But there’s an ominous feeling by Democrats and Republicans alike that a ‘Deep State’ of unelected operatives are pulling the levers of power,” said Murray.

Few Americans (13%) are very familiar with the term “Deep State;” another 24% are somewhat familiar, while 63% say they are not familiar with this term. However, when the term is described as a group of unelected government and military officials who secretly manipulate or direct national policy, nearly 3-in-4 (74%) say they believe this type of apparatus exists in Washington. This includes 27% who say it definitely exists and 47% who say it probably exists. Only 1-in-5 say it does not exist (16% probably not and 5% definitely not). Belief in the probable existence of a Deep State comes from more than 7-in-10 Americans in each partisan group, although Republicans (31%) and independents (33%) are somewhat more likely than Democrats (19%) to say that the Deep State definitely exists.
The poll found NRA members are the most woke:
The Monmouth University Poll also finds that NRA members (43%) are significantly more likely than other Americans (25%) to definitely believe in the existence of a Deep State operation in DC. In a Monmouth poll released earlier this month, NRA members voiced opposition to the establishment of a national gun registry database in part because of their fear it would be used to track other activities of gun owners. NRA members (63%) are somewhat more likely than other Americans (51%) to worry about the government monitoring them and similarly are more likely to believe there is already widespread government monitoring of U.S. citizens (61% and 51%, respectively). However, there are no significant differences between NRA members (30%) and others (26%) on whether such monitoring is rarely or never justified when it does occur. The opinion of gun owners who are not NRA members are more similar to non-gun owners than they are to NRA members on these questions.
Here's the numbers:

The existence of a "deep state" is a fact. Current and former FBI and CIA officials are openly working to undermine Donald Trump on every front and push him into a war with Russia and Iran.

Robert Mueller, James Comey, John Brennan and Rod Rosenstein are some of the main players behind the phony Russia investigation which is nothing more than a scheme to kick Trump out of office and thwart the will of the American voter.

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer openly threatened Trump the deep state "have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you."

In July 2017, John Brennan effectively called for a coup to overthrow Trump if he tries to fire Mueller and shut down his witch hunt.

"I think it's the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry that out... I would just hope that this is not going to be a partisan issue. That Republicans and Democrats are going to see that the future of this country is at stake and something needs to be done for the good of the future," Brennan said.

John Brennan "was" an admitted communist who said he "froze" while applying for the CIA after being asked during a polygraph test if he had ever worked with or for a group "dedicated to overthrowing the United States."

He answered truthfully that he had.

Obama chose him to lead the CIA in 2013. Over the weekend, the corrupt scumbag openly threatened Trump:

Brennan knows, like Comey and the rest of the gang, that if their corruption is exposed they're going to be brought up on treason charges. That's why they're doing everything in their power to overthrow Donald Trump.

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