Independent voters in four swing states are increasingly finding special counsel Robert Mueller more trustworthy than President Donald Trump, a new poll by Firehouse Strategies reveals.
Firehouse Strategies is identified as a Republican firm by Axios, which reported on the findings.
The company partnered with the data analytics team at Optimus to interview likely midterm voters in Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Ohio.
Here are the survey's highlights:
- 44.7 percent of independents say Mueller is more trustworthy and honest, while. 25.7 percent say Trump is. The company’s February poll showed independents favoring Mueller over Trump by 39.8 percent to 35.8 percent.
- 37.8 percent of all those polled in the four states say Trump is more honest and trustworthy, while 37.3 percent say Mueller is.
- 18.4 percent of the voters say House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., should be Speaker if Democrats win back the House in the midterms, compared to 54.8 percent who say she should not. 26.8 percent were uncertain.
- 46.9 percent of all those polled believe Trump lies intentionally to mislead people on a regular basis, while 28.7 percent say he exaggerates the truth with good intentions. 24.4 percent believe he does not lie.
- 41.9 percent of voters have a favorable opinion of Trump, compared to 43.6 who have an unfavorable opinion.
The poll, conducted May 4-6, surveyed 2,486 likely voters in the four states. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.1 percent.
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