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Poll: 84 percent want Mueller report made public

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A large majority back the public release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday.

Eighty-four percent of respondents said the report should be made public, according to the survey, with only 9 percent saying it should not. Among Republicans, the divide was slightly smaller, but still stark, with 75 percent supporting release of the report and 17 percent opposing it.

{mosads}Fifty-five percent of respondents said Mueller conducted a fair investigation, compared to 26 percent who said it was not fair.

Figures on both sides of the aisle have called for the full release of Mueller’s report. As recently as Tuesday morning, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) expressed skepticism about Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the findings, saying it was “designed to frame the message before the information was available.”

“We want to know more, say voters who have read the bullet points and believe the Mueller investigation was fair, but would like to read it in full,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement. “But was it a witch hunt? That remains the stuff of dinner table discussion.”

The polling firm found a gender gap on whether the probe was a “witch hunt,” President Trump’s frequent characterization. Men agreed with the characterization 50 percent to 43 percent, while women said 55 percent to 37 percent it had been “legitimate.”

The poll was conducted March 21-25, meaning polling began the day Mueller’s report was announced but only one full day of questioning took place after the release of the summary Sunday afternoon.

The poll surveyed 1,358 voters with a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.  

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