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CNN Poll: More Americans Approve of Mueller's Handling of Russia Probe

CNN Poll: More Americans Approve of Mueller's Handling of Russia Probe

Robert Mueller. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 06:22 PM

More Americans approve of the way special counsel Robert Mueller is conducting the Russia investigation than of President Donald Trump’s handling of 2016 election meddling, a CNN poll found. 

In the survey conducted by pollster SSRS, 50 percent of respondents approve of Mueller’s handling of the Russia probe; 30 percent approve of the way Trump is handling the investigation.

The new Mueller approval rating is at its highest level in CNN polling, rising 3 points since August; Trump’s approval rating on the issue dipped 4 points.

The survey’s margin of error was plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

In other results, the poll found:

  • 61 percent say they consider the Russia investigation a serious matter; 33 percent consider it an effort to discredit the Trump presidency.
  • 72 percent say Trump should testify under oath for Mueller if asked; 23 percent say he shouldn’t testify.
  • 73 percent think Trump knew about a $130,000 payment made directly by his ex-personal lawyer Michael Cohen to porn star Stormy Daniels in October 2016; 67 percent thought so in a survey in May.
  • 47 percent say Trump ought to be impeached and removed; 42 percent said so in the May poll. However, 53 percent believe there isn’t enough cause for the House to begin impeachment hearings.’
  • Among independents, 48 percent say Trump ought to be impeached, up from 38 percent in June.

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More Americans approve of the way special counsel Robert Mueller is conducting the Russia investigation than of President Donald Trump's handling of 2016 election meddling, a CNN poll found.
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