Voters are split on whether special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE has uncovered evidence of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to a new American Barometer poll.
The survey, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 39 percent of respondents said they believe Mueller has evidence of collusion between President TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE and Russia.
Thirty-six percent of respondents said they do not believe Mueller has obtained evidence of collusion, while 25 percent said they were not sure.
The survey revealed a deep partisan divide on the matter, with only 11 percent of Republicans saying that they believed Mueller had evidence of collusion, while 71 percent of Democrats said the same.
Seventy percent of Republicans said they did not think Mueller had uncovered evidence of collusion, while 7 percent of Democrats said the same.
"The bases are with their fan groups," election and polling analyst Henry Olsen told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking," adding that the group of respondents who said they were unsure is the most important.
"These are the people who decide American elections. These are the people that sit between the two polls, and what the data tells me is they're not yet convinced either way," he said.
The survey comes as Mueller's legal team and Trump's legal counsel discuss whether the president will sit down for an interview with the special counsel.
Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has said multiple times that the president would step into a perjury trap if he sat down with Mueller.
Mueller has made progress in his more than year-long investigation, securing indictments or guilty pleas from a series of Russian nationals and former Trump campaign officials, including former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortDOJ investigating one-time Trump campaign adviser over alleged ties to Qatar: report Foreign lobbyists donated over M during 2020 election: report Former Mueller prosecutor representing Donoghue in congressional probes: report MORE, former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, and former campaign adviser George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosTrump supporters show up to DC for election protest Trump pardons draw criticism for benefiting political allies Klobuchar: Trump 'trying to burn this country down on his way out' MORE.
Manafort was convicted last month on eight counts of bank and tax fraud last month, which were unrelated to his work on the Trump campaign.
He will face a second trial in the Washington, D.C., later this month.
The American Barometer poll was conducted on August 31-September 1 among 1,000 registered voters. The sampling margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
— Julia Manchester