60% of voters think Mueller probe is ‘fair’

November 20, 2017

A majority of voters who participated in a Quinnipiac University poll released on November 15 said they believe that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is conducting a “fair” investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Sixty percent of the 1,577 adult voters questioned said that Mueller is running an impartial investigation into the alleged connections; while 27%—close to the number of President Trump’s loyal base—said they did not think his investigation was evenhanded.

There were divides along party lines, with 76% of Democrats and 41% of Republicans calling the investigation fair.

Voters were almost evenly divided on whether President Trump should be impeached and removed from office if he fires Mueller, with 47 percent saying the president should be removed and 46 percent saying he should not.

The poll comes as Mueller’s investigation appears to be intensifying, The Hill reports.

Indeed, late last month the Special Counsel let it be known that Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, as well as Manafort’s business associate, Richard Gates, would be charged with conspiracy against the United States and money laundering.

What’s more, the Special Counsel’s office revealed that former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos had pleaded guilty earlier in the year to lying to FBI investigators about his contact with Russians during the campaign. Many people think that Mueller has “turned” Papadopoulos, who may be talking about his campaign experiences in order to escape prosecution.

The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted from November 7 through November 13 by telephone.

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