Poll: Vast majority of Trump voters say he should stay in office even if Russia collusion is proven

Poll: Vast majority of Trump voters say he should stay in office even if Russia collusion is proven
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Nearly 80 percent of Trump voters said they think the president should stay in office even if collusion is proven between his campaign and Russia, according to a survey released Tuesday, even while support among all voters for his impeachment hits a new high.

According to a new poll from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling, 79 percent of people who voted for President Trump say he should remain even if collusion is proven, and 75 percent said the entire Russia story is “fake news."

However, the poll found that 49 percent of all Americans support impeaching Trump, a record high result for the firm.

Only 7 percent of Trump voters say they believe that members of the campaign team colluded with Russia.


The poll was conducted before the indictments of former Trump campaign officials Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortFailings by WhatsApp, Signal and others highlight the need to take back our privacy The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and Congress at odds over Russia The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump eyes second Putin summit MORE and Richard Gates were released, and before the documents showing former campaign aide George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosWife of Papadopoulos interviews with House Intel Dems Mueller probing Roger Stone following Russian hacker indictment: report Hillicon Valley: Trump tries to quell Russia furor | Sparks fly at hearing on social media | First House Republican backs net neutrality bill | Meet the DNC's cyber guru | Sinclair defiant after merger setback MORE’s guilty plea were unsealed.

The Manafort-Gates indictment did not mention the campaign, but Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser, pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with Russia.

In keeping with the Halloween spirit, the poll also found that Americans say that Trump is scarier than ghosts, vampires, witches, mummies, zombies and werewolves — but not scarier than the devil.