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 TrumpPoll: Both parties need to do more on drug prices Senate approves .3 trillion spending bill, sending to Trump White House: Trump will delay steel tariffs for EU, six countries 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. 

Mueller has interviewed figures close to Trump such as White House communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksWhite House race to replace Hope Hicks has two lead contenders Hicks almost left WH months before she announced her resignation: report Kelly tells White House staff no more personnel changes coming MORE, former press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerWhite House race to replace Hope Hicks has two lead contenders Chris Wallace: Trump's Russia sanctions 'neither bold nor swift' In this administration, there have been many examples of courageous defiance MORE and former chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusTrump considered ousting Kelly and serving as his own chief of staff: report Bannon: If Kelly leaves White House, Trump won't replace him Dem introduces bill to protect White House whistleblowers MORE

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 Manafort Mueller investigates, Peters quits Fox, White House leaks abound Trump's tweets against Mueller investigation might hit the mark The problem with hindsight 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.