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Pollster says there is a shift in independent voters' views of Mueller probe

Pollster Dritan Nesho said in an interview that aired Friday on Hill.TV's "What America's Thinking" that there is a shift in independent voters' views of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's Russia probe. 

"Who you see shifting in terms of their opinions are independents," Nesho, the CEO of HarrisX, told host Jamal Simmons on Wednesday. 

"Republicans have largely been consistent in their view of the investigation, considering it to be biased or in many cases, baseless," he continued. 

"Democrats have been very consistent in their view of the investigation, considering it to be absolutely necessary and believing that there was evidence of collusion or obstruction beyond some of the actions that Trump had taken," he said. 

"It's the independents in the middle that right now are breaking in favor of the president, [and] largely accept [Attorney General William] Barr's memo and his conclusions," he said. 

The interview was conducted before Barr released a redacted version of Mueller's long-anticipated report on Thursday. 

The special counsel's office detailed Russian efforts to try to help Trump win the 2016 election, but said the Trump campaign did not directly assist Moscow in that effort.

— Julia Manchester