Poll: Most Americans side with Sessions over Trump

A majority of American voters are siding with Attorney General Jeff Sessions in his dispute with President Trump over whether or not to allow special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe to proceed, according to a new poll.

In a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Friday, 62 percent of the voters polled sided with Sessions in the dispute, while just 23 percent sided with the president.

Sixty-four percent of those surveyed also said that they opposed the idea of Trump firing Sessions, while just 19 percent answered they would support the move.

{mosads}Trump has railed against the Russia investigation throughout his presidency and reportedly floated the possibility of firing Sessions to White House aides earlier this month. 

Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who serves on Trump’s personal legal team, said earlier this week that the president agreed with his position that firing Sessions should be avoided until Mueller’s investigation concludes.

In a Washington Post/ABC News poll earlier this month, 64 percent of respondents said they think Trump should leave Sessions in his job, along with 19 percent who say he should fire the attorney general.

The national survey published Friday, which was produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, also found support for Mueller’s investigation to have reached a new high among Democrats, with 85 percent saying they support the probe.

The poll also found that 67 percent of independent respondents support the investigation while just 32 percent Republicans answered the same.

The ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted from Aug. 26-29 among 1,003 adults. The results from the poll have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.

Tags ABC Attorney general Donald Trump Jeff Sessions poll Robert Mueller Russia Investigation Special counsel Washington Post

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