Poll: Half of voters believe Mueller is conducting fair Russia probe

Poll: Half of voters believe Mueller is conducting fair Russia probe
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About half of U.S. voters believe that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE is being fair in his probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to a new poll.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday found that 51 percent of respondents surveyed thought the Mueller is running a fair investigation.

The respondents are split as to whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Feds say marijuana ties could prevent immigrants from getting US citizenship Trump approval drops to 2019 low after Mueller report's release: poll MORE is guilty of wrongdoing in the probe: 42 percent said he is guilty, while 43 percent said he is not.


Trump has repeatedly attacked Mueller’s probe, calling it “rigged” and a “witch hunt.”

The president went after the investigation in a series of tweets early Tuesday, seizing on the firing of FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from the Mueller investigation after he was found to have exchanged anti-Trump texts with then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page.







Strzok was fired Friday, but his dismissal was first reported on Monday. His attorney alleged that the firing "is not only a departure from typical bureau practice, but also contradicts Director [Christopher] Wray’s testimony to Congress and his assurances that the FBI intended to follow its regular process in this and all personnel matters."

The FBI said that "Strzok was subject to the standard FBI review and disciplinary process."

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,175 American voters through landlines and cell phones from Aug. 9-13. The poll has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.