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Poll: Most want Mueller to finish Trump-Russia probe

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Most voters believe special counsel Robert Mueller should be allowed to finish his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to a new poll.

A Marist poll released Wednesday found 69 percent of registered voters surveyed believe Mueller should be able to complete his investigation, compared to 15 percent who believe the special counsel should be fired.

Among Democrats, 76 percent believe he should be able to conclude the investigation, while 59 percent of Republicans believe the same, according to the poll.


Almost half of the voters surveyed — 49 percent — believe Mueller is conducting a fair investigation, the poll found. Another 29 percent of voters, including half of Republican voters, believe the investigation is not fair.

Mueller’s investigation has thus far led to two guilty pleas and two indictments.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former associate, Richard Gates, were indicted on money laundering and tax fraud charges.

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos have pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

Trump has repeatedly claimed there was no collusion and has labeled the Mueller investigation a “witch hunt.” Last week, he would not commit to an interview with Mueller. 

The president has, however, indicated he is not considering firing the special counsel.

The poll was conducted Jan. 8-10 with 1,092 registered voters surveyed. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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