Lou Dobbs Twitter poll backfires after most vote against Trump firing Mueller

A majority of people who voted in a Twitter poll posted by Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Monday night said President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE should not fire special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE.

As of Tuesday morning, about three-quarters of respondents said they didn't think Trump should fire Mueller, Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsPelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Democrats bicker over strategy on impeachment McCabe says he would 'absolutely not' cut a deal with prosecutors MORE or Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Nadler's House committee holds a faux hearing in search of a false crime House Democrats seeking Sessions's testimony in impeachment probe MORE.

The other one-quarter of respondents said Trump should fire Mueller.

Dobbs appeared to be aiming for a different result when he posted the poll on Monday.

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"Do you believe the corrupt leadership and actions of the DOJ and FBI are now so outrageous and overwhelming that President Trump should fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein?" Dobbs wrote on Twitter.

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He posted the poll after the FBI raided the office and home of Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Dobbs harshly criticized the Department of Justice and Mueller after news of the raid broke, and said he would have fired Mueller.

"This is now a man that has to be brought under control, it would seem to me," Dobbs said of Mueller. "Frankly, I can’t imagine, because each of us has to come to terms with our own heart and conscience — I would fire the SOB in three seconds if it were me.”

It was reported that federal prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan obtained search warrants for Cohen's office after receiving a referral "in part" from Mueller.

Agents reportedly seized communications between Cohen and Trump, tax documents and records related to Cohen's $130,000 payment, made days before the 2016 presidential election, to adult-film star Stormy Daniels.

Trump railed against both the raid and the special counsel's investigation on Monday.

He also said that "many people" have suggested he fire Mueller, renewing speculation over the fate of Mueller's probe into Russian election interference and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted that attorney-client privilege is "dead."

Trump likely does not have the power to fire Mueller directly, but he could fire Sessions or Rosenstein and put someone in their place who might fire Mueller.