Majority of voters want Mueller to testify before Congress: poll

Majority of voters want Mueller to testify before Congress: poll
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A majority of voters say special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE should testify before Congress about his Russia investigation report, a new poll finds.

Fifty-six percent of respondents in a Morning Consult/Politico survey released Wednesday said Mueller should testify, while only 19 percent said he shouldn't.

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Republican respondents were almost evenly split: 37 percent agreed Mueller should appear before Congress, while 36 percent disagreed. Twenty-seven percent said they didn’t know or didn’t have an opinion.

Seventy-nine percent of Democrats and 51 percent of independents said Mueller should testify.

Nearly a month after Mueller's team released its 448-page report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Democratic lawmakers are pushing for the special counsel to appear before the House Judiciary Committee for testimony before June.

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The poll was conducted May 10-12 among 1,995 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.