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Poll: 53 Percent Think Mueller's Russia Probe Is Fair

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By    |   Friday, 09 Feb 2018 01:32 PM

Fifty-three percent of Americans believe special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is fair, while 28 percent say it is not, a new Marist poll reveals.

Here are highlights from the poll released on Friday:

  • 35 percent of Republicans say Mueller's probe is fair, compared to 46 percent who say it is not.
  • 77 percent of Democrats say the investigation is fair, while 14 percent say it is not.
  • 51 percent of independents say the special counsel's probe is fair, compared to 31 percent who say it is not.
  • 29 percent of all those polled say they believe President Donald Trump has done something illegal regarding his dealings with Russia; 28 percent say he has done something unethical, but not illegal and 36 percent say he has done nothing wrong.
  • 6 percent say Congress has done a great deal to ensure that there is no Russian interference in the midterm elections; 12 percent say lawmakers have done a good amount; 35 percent say Congress had done a little, and 38 percent say lawmakers have done nothing at all.
  • 66 percent say they would believe the FBI over Trump, compared to 24 percent who would believe Trump over the federal law enforcement agency.
  • 71 percent say the FBI is just trying to do its job, compared to 23 percent who say it is biased against the Trump administration.
  • 38 percent approve of the job Trump is doing as president, compared to 54 percent who disapprove.

The poll, conducted Feb. 5-7, surveyed 1,012 adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

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