A new poll released Monday by USA Today shows half of those asked side with President Trump regarding Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe; describing the investigation as a "witch hunt" against the Commander-in-Chief.
There are still clear partisan divisions over the question, with 86 percent of Republicans and 14 percent of Democrats agreeing that Trump is the victim of a "witch hunt". "We will soon find out". Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders took second with a respectable 44 percent.
The poll comes just as Democrats are setting up their spring agenda in the House of Representatives, and announcing several brand new probes into the White House, the Trump Administration, and Trump companies who did business with the Russian government and wealthy Russian individuals even before Donald Trump ran for president.
David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk Political Research Center, said the poll shows that Trump has persuaded Americans to adopt his view of Mueller's investigation. This figure is 5 percentage points lower than it was in 2018, suggesting that more people now are believing the president.
A February CNN poll found significantly more Americans who said the investigation was a "serious matter that should be fully investigated" (58 percent) than "mainly an effort to discredit" Trump's presidency (37 percent). Only 28.4 percent said they believed the House "should seriously consider impeaching President Trump". I also think President Trump has helped himself by unequivocally denouncing the Democrats and the the Mueller investigation, on Twitter and elsewhere.
Voters also split over whether they support the president's denial that no collusion occurred between his 2016 campaign and Russian Federation, with 43 percent saying they had "a lot" or "some" trust in Trump's claim, compared to 52 percent who reported "little or no trust".
A Washington Post-Schar School poll that same month also found more saying that Mueller was "mainly interested in finding out the truth" (57 percent) than "hurting Trump politically" (36 percent).
Trump jumped on the survey's finding that half of Americans agree with his claim that the Mueller probe is a "witch hunt". Now, 52 percent said they had little or no trust.
"The Special Counsel should never have been appointed and there should be no Mueller Report".