Poll: Majority says Barr's summary of Mueller report was 'largely accurate'

A majority of Americans says they believe Attorney General William BarrBill BarrHolding defiant Trump witnesses to account, Jan. 6 committee carries out Congress's constitutional role Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official Appeals court questions Biden DOJ stance on Trump obstruction memo MORE's four-page summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate 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 MORE's final report on Russian election meddling was "largely accurate," according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll. 

Fifty-four percent said they believed the summary was "largely accurate," while 46 percent said it was "largely inaccurate." 

The survey revealed a deep partisan divide on the matter, with 72 percent of Republicans calling the summary largely accurate, and 61 percent of Democrats saying it was largely inaccurate. 

Barr released his summary of Mueller's findings late last month, writing that the special counsel did not find evidence of coordination or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

The attorney general also wrote that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinWashington still needs more transparency House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week MORE determined that the evidence was "not sufficient" to establish an obstruction of justice charge, despite Mueller not making a determination on that point. 

Barr has since released a redacted version of the report but has faced criticism for its rollout to the public. 

Democrats have slammed Barr's summary and a press conference he held before the report's release, calling it a public relations move designed to protect President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania ​​Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors Iran thinks it has the upper hand in Vienna — here's why it doesn't MORE

They have also slammed Barr's comments about the probe, saying they do not match up with what Mueller wrote in the report. 

The Hill-HarrisX survey was conducted on April 19-21 among 2,004 registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.2 percentage points. 

— Julia Manchester