Poll: Nearly half say Trump will be cleared in Russia probe
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Almost half of voters in a new poll said they believe it is likely President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday Shows preview: Lawmakers, Trump allies discuss Russia probe, migrant family separation Seth McFarlane: Fox News makes me 'embarrassed' to work for this company  'Art of the Deal' co-author: Trump would act like Kim Jong Un if he had the same powers MORE will be cleared in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Forty-eight percent of voters in the Politico/Morning Consult poll said it is "very or somewhat likely" the president will be cleared of wrongdoing in the investigation, while 37 percent said "it's not too likely or not at all likely" the president will be exonerated. 

The poll comes as Mueller's probe moves closer to Trump's inner circle. 

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Reports surfaced this week that the president's lawyers have corresponded with FBI investigators about a potential interview between Trump and Mueller. 

Talks about the potential interview reportedly started after Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortSunday Shows preview: Lawmakers, Trump allies discuss Russia probe, migrant family separation Trump must resist temptation to pardon Manafort for real crimes Outrageous political bias determined the course of the Clinton 'investigation' MORE, was indicted last October. 

Manafort's business associate, Richard Gates, was also indicted as a part of the probe, while former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos and former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn seperately pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. 

The Politico/Morning Consult poll was conducted on Jan. 4-5, among 1,988 registered voters. Its margin of error is 2 percentage points.