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A majority of voters now approve of the Mueller investigation: poll

August 23, 2018

A majority of voters approve of Robert Mueller’s probe into obstruction of justice and potential ties between Trump campaign and Russian actors, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday evening.

According to the new data, 59 percent of registered voters approved of the special counsel’s investigation in August. That number jumped up 11 points from the same poll in July.

There was also a slight increase in voters who said they believed the Russia probe will find Mr. Trump guilty of impeachable crimes. In August a 40 percent plurality saw a guilty conclusion was either extremely or very likely, while 36 percent gave the same answer a month prior.

The poll was conducted in the days leading up to ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen implicating the president in a guilty plea.

The charges of campaign finance violations, bank fraud and tax evasion had no connection to the Russia probe. However, his lawyer Lanny Davis said Mr. Cohen was willing to share information about the president’s knowledge of DNC hacking with the Mueller team.

The president has continued to maintain his innocence. He tweeted that the investigation was a “rigged witch hunt” at 1 am Thursday morning.

NO COLLUSION - RIGGED WITCH HUNT! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2018

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