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Poll: Narrow majority of those familiar with Mueller report say it shows evidence of obstruction

A new poll shows a narrow majority of Americans who read about or have heard of 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's report on Russia's election meddling say they believe the report shows evidence that President TrumpDonald TrumpEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' MORE obstructed justice in the investigation. 

Fifty-three percent of respondents in the Hill-HarrisX poll who said they read about or had heard of the release of the report said they thought Mueller found evidence that Trump obstructed justice during the probe.

Meanwhile, 47 percent of respondents said they do not believe the special counsel found evidence of obstruction. 

Measured by all voters polled, 50 percent said they believe Mueller found evidence of obstruction, while the other 50 percent said they did not think there was evidence Trump obstructed justice. 

Mueller's final report on his nearly two-year investigation into Russia's election interference did not find evidence that Trump's campaign conspired with Russia. 

The special counsel also looked into the issue of whether the president obstructed justice in the investigation, focusing on 10 episodes of potential obstruction. But the Mueller report was not able to conclusively determine whether criminal conduct had occurred.

"I think the American public understand something happened, but similar to the Mueller report findings, they can't really put a finger or a specific label on it," Mallory Newall, research director at Ipsos Public Affairs, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons Monday on "What America's Thinking."

The Hill-HarrisX survey was conducted April 19-21 among 2,004 registered voters, including 1,046 who said they read about or heard of the report's release. The margin of error is 2.2 percentage points, the sampling margin of error is 3.1 points. 

— Julia Manchester