Donald Trump Thinks FBI Investigation Is a 'Witch Hunt' and a Third of the Country Agrees, Poll Finds

President Donald Trump really likes to dub the investigation into his potential ties to Russia a witch hunt. Just look at his Twitter feed.

"A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!" he tweeted on April 10.

"A total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!" he tweeted on March 19.

"WITCH HUNT!"" he simply tweeted in February.

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"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt," he tweeted last summer.

"The single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues," Trump tweeted just ten days into the new year.

No matter the season, Trump is liable to tweet about a witch hunt—he has done so over and over and over (and over, and over, and over) again.

President Donald Trump speaks at Bucky Dent Park in Hialeah, Florida, on April 16. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

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But it appears that his repetitive messaging might have convinced a significant portion of Americans.

A new survey from YouGov released Wednesday found that about a third of the country agrees with Trump's assessment that the investigation is a witch hunt. Respondents were asked, "Do you think the FBI investigation of President Trump is a witch hunt or a legitimate investigation?"

Thirty-four percent of respondents said "witch hunt," according to YouGov. Nearly half, 48 percent, responded "legitimate investigation," while 19 percent were not sure.

Most respondents who believe the investigation is a "witch hunt" were Trump supporters; 75 percent of Republicans and 85 percent of Trump voters said they felt it was a witch hunt. Just 5 percent of Democrats and 3 percent of people who voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton thought the investigation was a witch hunt. Eighty-four percent of Democrats and 90 percent of Clinton voters thought it was a "legitimate investigation," according to YouGov's survey.

The poll from YouGov interviewed 1,500 U.S. adults from April 15 to April 17. It had a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

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