Poll: Public Doesn’t Care About Stormy Daniels

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

Despite heavy media coverage of President Trump’s alleged affair with Stormy Daniels, the public does not think that the story is an “important issue.”

Much has been made of the fact that Michael Cohen, Trump’s attorney, made a $130,000 hush payment to Stormy Daniels and then recently had his office raided by the FBI. However, a new Quinnipiac poll shows that the average American is less than enthralled with the sex scandal.

The poll, which was released Tuesday, shows that only 23 percent of Americans believe the alleged affair is an “important issue.”

The yawns cut across party lines, as even a majority — 51 percent — of Democrats do not think the story is important. A whopping 90 percent of Republicans and 79 percent of independent voters agreed it is not a big issue.

The numbers held fairly consistent when the poll respondents were asked, “Do you think the question of whether or not President Trump knew about the payment to Stormy Daniels is an important issue?”

Just 38 percent of total respondents said they think Trump’s knowledge of the $130,000 payment is important.

The answer to that question was much more partisan. Seventy-three percent of Democrats think Trump’s knowledge of the payment is important, while just 10 percent of Republicans and 32 percent of independents think so.

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