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NBC/WSJ Poll: 78 Percent of Americans Prefer Independent Investigation of Russia Ties

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By    |   Sunday, 14 May 2017 07:56 PM

Seventy-eight percent of Americans prefer an independent commission or special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election, a recent poll finds.

In the poll, conducted May 11-13 by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal after President Donald Trump hastily fired FBI Director James Comey, voters were asked whether they preferred Congress or an independent investigation of Russia’s involvement. Just 15 percent picked Congress.

Sixty-five percent said they have a "great deal" of confidence or "some" confidence in the FBIs ability to conduct an unbiased investigation compared to 40 percent who said the same of Congress.

Comey was fired last Tuesday for his handling of last year's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private server during her tenure as Secretary of State. Just 29 percent of Americans polled said they approve of his dismissal while 38 percent disapprove.

The NBC/WSJ poll queried 800 adults.

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