John Merline writes at Investor’s Business Daily about new poll results that should please President Trump.

Most people think President Trump’s critics are trying to use Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to delegitimize the 2016 elections, the latest IBD/TIPP Poll finds. And a plurality thinks the FBI investigation into Trump’s alleged ties to Russia was meant to rein him in.

These findings come in the wake of a New York Times story Friday that claimed the FBI had opened a counterintelligence probe into Trump several months into his presidency

The probe began, the Times says, days after Trump fired then FBI Director James Comey and was meant to determine whether Trump was a Russian agent.

Trump blasted the report, and said that the question of his being a Russian agent is “the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked.”

The IBD/TIPP Poll found that 51% agree that “the president’s opponents are using the ongoing special counsel investigation into alleged Trump-Russia collusion as a way to delegitimize the 2016 election.”

That includes most independents (52%), as well as the vast majority of Republicans (70%). The poll found that almost a third of Democrats (31%) agree with that statement.

Overall, 44% disagreed with that statement.

“Americans can see through this charade and recognize the ‘open secret’ — that the real goal of the opposition and the media is to delegitimize the outcome of the 2016 election and remove Trump from office one way or the other,” said Raghavan Mayur, president of TechoMetrica who directed the poll.