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Florida swing voters were supportive of House Republicans' plans to investigate the FBI and Justice Department as well as the Biden administration's handling of the immigration crisis, in the latest Axios Engagious/Schlesinger focus groups.
Why it matters: The new GOP majority risks overreach if it pursues too broad of a political investigative agenda.
Driving the news: These were among the key takeaways from two Engagious/Schlesinger online focus groups conducted Tuesday with 13 Floridians who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 but Joe Biden in 2020.
What they're saying: Most of these voters said most planned House GOP investigations they'd heard about would waste taxpayer dollars.
Nine of the 13 want an investigation into the FBI and DOJ.
Between the lines: Treatment of Trump isn't their only concern about law enforcement. Some want more accountability for bad police and revelations from body cameras.
What we're watching: When the panels were shown clips from Florida Gov. DeSantis' (R) inauguration speech in which he vowed never to "surrender to the woke mob," few swing voters felt the same way, with some confused and some unenthusiastic.
The bottom line: “To win over swing voters, Republicans would be wiser to investigate the border rather than the Bidens,” said Rich Thau, president of Engagious, who moderated the focus groups.