Americans are almost evenly divided over special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, a Washington Post-Schar School poll reports.
- 49 percent say they approve of the way Mueller is handling the investigation.
- 45 percent say they disapprove.
The voters in the poll are evenly split — 48 percent each — over whether the question of collusion with Russian efforts is a "serious issue” or “more of a distraction."
Breaking down those results by party shows a wide division, however.
- 78 percent of voters who lean Democrat say it’s a serious issue, while 21 percent say it is more of a distraction.
- 13 percent of voters who lean Republican say it’s a serious issue, while 86 percent say it is more of a distraction.
The poll was conducted from June 27 to July 2 among a sample of 1,473 adults, and oversampled adults in competitive congressional districts with 865 interviews. The margin of error for overall results is plus or minus five percentage points, and 4.5 percentage points in battleground districts, the poll report said.
Mueller had a higher showing of public support at the beginning of 2018, when a Washington Post-ABC News poll showed him with 50 percent support and 31 percent disapproval.
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