Exit Poll: Majority Sours on Robert Mueller’s Russia Investigation

FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, before the House Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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A CNN exit poll shows that a clear majority of 54 percent of Americans see the Russian investigation as politically motivated, while only 41 percent disagree.

Voters have also soured on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s handing of the investigation. Only 41 percent approve, while a plurality of 46 percent disapprove.

What’s remarkable about these numbers is that they from an electorate that wanted Democrats to win control of the House by an eight point margin, 54 percent to 44 percent — an electorate that went for Hillary Clinton over Trump by three points, 43 percent to 40 percent.

The exit poll conducted by the far-left CNN also matches other polls asking the same questions.

NBC News discovered that only 42 percent of voters approve of Mueller’s handling of the investigation, while 45 percent disapprove. What’s more, only 61 percent of Democrats approve of Mueller.

A CBS News poll found that 53 percent believe the Russia investigation is politically motivated, with only 44 percent saying it is justified.

According to CBS, the overall public, 76 percent, still want Trump to cooperate with Mueller, but that is down from 84 percent. Among Republicans, the call for Trump to cooperate has slipped 20 points, from 73 percent to 53 percent.

While the establishment media continue to hype the Russian collusion story, after some 18 months of Mueller’s investigation and a glaring lack of evidence, the American people appear to be tiring of this hanging over their president.

Less than three months ago, a ABC/Washington Post poll showed that 69 percent supported the investigation, while only 29 percent opposed it.

An exit poll, though, is a poll of actual voters, and the voters are ready to move on. After all, according to CNN, by a margin of 56 percent to 39 percent, voters do not want to see Trump impeached.

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