Data analyst says Russia isn't a top priority for voters

Washington Post data analyst David Byler told Hill.TV on Wednesday that most voters do not consider Russian election interference to be a priority issue. 

"The president's approval rating ... is mostly stable right now, and that's because voters don't think about Russia as much as they do other issues," Byler told host Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking. 

"If you look at polls that come out on sort of a day-to-day basis, if you look at some of the results and the post-election polls in the 2018 midterms, you see that people really care about the economy, health care, sort of the issues that come around every single election cycle," he continued. "Russia is sort of pretty low on the list."

A Gallup tracking poll found that 15 percent of voters said that economic problems were the most important facing the U.S. in March, while 83 percent listed issues such as immigration and health care as the most important problems facing the country. 

Less than 0.5 percent of voters said Russia was the most important problem facing the country. 

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However, Barr said Mueller did not reach a conclusion as to whether Trump obstructed justice and added that charges would not be brought against the president.

— Julia Manchester