Despite the liberal media meltdown over the Mueller report, a majority of Americans are content with the findings of the Special Counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
According to a new Rasmussen poll, 50% of voters “are satisfied with the conclusions reached by Mueller that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government in the 2016 presidential campaign and no proof of obstruction of justice on the part of the president,” meanwhile 36% say the opposite and 13% poll undecided.
Even more, as the liberal media and Democrats on Capitol Hill refuse to accept the findings of the report, 53% of Americans “consider Mueller’s probe an honest effort.”
“This finding has ranged from 46% to 57% in surveys since late 2017, the year the probe began,” Rasmussen reports. “Thirty-six percent (36%) say it was a witch hunt. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure.”
As to be expected, Republicans (83%) are more likely than Democrats (25%) to be satisfied with the investigation’s findings. Forty-five percent (45%) of Independents poll content with the conclusions.
Still, more Republicans (62%) now view the Mueller probe as a partisan “witch hunt,” as President Trump had described it, as opposed to 71% of Democrats and 57% of Independents who disagree with that sentiment.
It appears a second special counsel investigation is in the works, but this time, into the launching of the Russia probe itself.
Fox News reports,
President Trump was enthusiastic about the idea of appointing a second special counsel to review the origins of the Russia investigation when it came up during a meeting Tuesday with Republican senators, a source familiar with the discussions told Fox News.
The president was specifically reacting to GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham's call for another special counsel as well as the senator's vow to look into issues like the alleged abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act at the dawn of the Russia probe. The source told Fox News that the president seemed excited about that course during a Senate GOP lunch on Capitol Hill, which Graham and other senators attended.
The topic of a new special counsel resurfaced this week when Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Graham, R-S.C., urged Attorney General Bill Barr to appoint someone to look into alleged abuses in the case following the conclusion of Robert Mueller's investigation -- which did not uncover evidence of a Trump-Russia conspiracy in 2016, according to Barr's summary.
Graham said that due to ‘the emotional nature of this,’ he believed a new appointment was necessary.
The Rasmussen poll of 1,000 likely U.S. voters was conducted March 25-26 and has a margin sampling error of 3 percentage points.