Almost half in new poll still say Trump, Russia colluded

Almost half the Americans surveyed in a new poll still say they believe that President TrumpDonald TrumpNew Capitol Police chief to take over Friday Overnight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Michael Wolff and the art of monetizing gossip MORE's campaign colluded with Russia, despite a summary of the special counsel's investigation that said there was no evidence to support that finding.

A Reuters/Ipsos survey released early Wednesday found that 48 percent of respondents said they believe that the president "or someone from his campaign worked with Russia to influence the 2016 election," down 6 points over the last week.


Roughly 1 in 5 voters in a new Politico/Morning Consult poll — 21 percent — said Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's team "found evidence that President Trump or his campaign conspired with Russia to influence the results of the 2016 election," despite Attorney General William BarrBill BarrTrump: Washington/Lincoln ticket would have had hard time beating me before pandemic Trump says Barr 'never' told him he thought he'd lose election Speeches aren't enough: Biden must ditch bipartisanship, endorse ending filibuster MORE's summary indicating that it did not.

Voters are also still split on the issue of obstruction of justice, a crime for which Mueller's team could not "exonerate" the president, according to Barr.  Nearly half — 47 percent — of respondents in the Politico/Morning Consult poll said that Trump “tried to impede or obstruct the investigation," while 53 percent said the same to Reuters/Ipsos pollsters.

Just 9 percent of respondents told Reuters/Ipsos that Barr's summary on Mueller's investigation had changed their minds, while 57 percent want to see the full report released.

“As the Mueller report conclusion reverberates broadly, our polling suggests that the release of the summary findings has had little impact on President Trump’s favorability," Morning Consult pollster Tyler Sinclair told Politico.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll, which surveyed 1,003 adults, has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points. The Politico/Morning Consult poll surveyed 1,974 registered voters, and its margin of error is 2 percentage points.