GOP pollster says divide on Mueller report demonstrates 'tribalism'

Republican pollster Conor Maguire said in an interview that aired Tuesday on "What America's Thinking" that the divide over 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 into Russia's election meddling is an example of American political tribalism. 

"It is really tribalism," Maguire, a senior strategist at WPA Intelligence, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on Monday. 

"You are either supporting or you're not based on your party," he continued. "Interesting to see independents really split pretty much 50-50 as well." 

Democrats have continued to dive deeper into Mueller's probe into Moscow's election interference, demanding the full, unredacted report from Attorney General William BarrBill BarrMeadows hires former deputy AG to represent him in Jan. 6 probe: report Why it's time for conservatives to accept the 2020 election results and move on Bannon's subpoena snub sets up big decision for Biden DOJ MORE, and have called to hear from Mueller himself.

The rift has led to a growing gulf between House Democrats and the Justice Department, with House Judiciary Committee Democrats scheduling a vote to hold Barr in contempt. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on the Senate floor Tuesday the case was closed related to Mueller's probe. 

"What we've seen is a meltdown, an absolute meltdown, an inability to accept the bottom-line conclusion on Russian interference from the special counsel's report," he said. 

— Julia Manchester