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Poll shows vast majority of Americans want public Mueller report

Almost 9 in 10 respondents to a new survey want Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation to end with a full, public report.

A CNN poll released Thursday finds that 87 percent of respondents, including a large majority of both parties, want to see a report at the conclusion of Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s election interference and the Trump campaign. Only 9 percent oppose a public report.

{mosads}The number is up slightly from the same CNN poll last year, which showed 84 percent wanting a public report, and includes an increase in the number of Republicans who say they want to see what Mueller’s investigation turns up, now up to 80 percent.

Just under half of all respondents, 48 percent, now say that they believe Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, a figure which includes 87 percent of the Democrats polled. A similar share of the Republicans surveyed, 88 percent, say Trump’s campaign did not coordinate with Russia.

The independents in the sample were split on the question: 44 percent believe there was no collusion, while 42 say there was.

A majority — 56 percent to 32 percent — disapprove of the way the president is handling the ongoing investigation, which acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has said could be nearing its end

Forty-four percent of respondents approve of the way Mueller is handling his special counsel duties, while 41 percent disapprove and 15 percent have no opinion.

CNN’s poll contacted 1,011 adults in the U.S. between Jan. 30 and Feb. 2, and carries a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.

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