CNN poll finds that only 29% of Americans support how Trump is handling the Russia investigation, while 42% say he should be impeached.

By |2018-06-23T14:43:25+00:00June 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

Courtesy of CNN:

Most Americans continue to believe that the Russian effort to influence the 2016 presidential election is a serious matter that should be investigated, but the constant criticism by President Donald Trump of special counsel Robert Mueller is taking its toll, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS released Friday.

The number of Americans who approve of how Mueller is handling the investigation has dropped from 48% in March to 44% in May to just 41% now, the lowest it has been in CNN’s polling. Mueller has a lot of company; no one connected with this matter is coming out of it in a positive light. Mueller’s favorable rating is just 32%; former FBI director James Comey’s favorability is just 28%; Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump’s lawyers in the Russia investigation, is viewed favorably by only 31% of Americans.

The fact that Mueller’s numbers are so low is an indication that Trump’s attacks are doing what they are designed to do. 

And that is bad news. 

But the news is by no means all bad:

Negative views of Mueller don’t mean that the public is taking Trump’s side. Just 29% approve of how Trump is handling the Russia investigation. Only 35% say it is an attempt to discredit Trump’s presidency. Nearly 7-in-10 think Trump should testify under oath if Mueller requests it. Another 70% would disapprove if Trump issues himself a presidential pardon, with no majority in any demographic group. Trump has said he absolutely has the power to pardon himself but doesn’t need to.

Still mind-boggling to me that more than a quarter of the American people think that Trump is responding to the Mueller probe in an appropriate manner. 

The poll also finds that a full 42% of the respondents believe that Trump should be impeached, only one point shy of the 43% who said that Nixon should be impeached, and that is even before we get Mueller’s report. 

All in all it appears that once we reach the stage where there will be criminal indictments and serious talk of impeachment, that the majority of Americans will likely be on board with both, but that a little over a quarter of the country will be crying “witch hunt” no matter how many smoking guns Robert Mueller uncovers. 

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  1. Anonymous June 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

    I think a lot of people are wavering in support of Mueller entirely because they wish he’d hurry up and reveal the evidence of Trump’s crimes. His investigation, to its credit, has probably been one of the most leak-proof undertakings in all of U.S. history.

    Once the nature and extent of those crimes is finally brought to light, any talk of collusion with the Russians or mere obstruction of justice will seem almost trivial by comparison.

    • anonymous June 23, 2018 at 8:43 am

      Yea-when RAPE, MURDER, & PAYOFF$ come to light…

  2. Kelly June 23, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders and seven family members kicked out of restaurant due to Her working for Trump and the owners moral convictions.

    One mans moral convictions is much better than another mans bible.

  3. anonymous June 23, 2018 at 9:02 am

    ‘Hallucinogens got me through Nixon, maybe they’ll get me through Trump’
    ” identified in learned fungi journals as the “Liberty Cap,” most appropriately, I might add.”
    “It is difficult, sitting here so many years later, to describe how profound “Planet of the Apes” appeared that night. Charlton Heston was me! The monkeys were the Republican attendees of the convention I had just covered! Nobody understood poor Charlton, just like nobody understood poor me, and he was trying to escape from the oppressive monkey government, and they were persecuting the shit out of him, just like the Republican government in power in Washington, D.C., was persecuting the shit out us hippies.”
    “Listening to the red meat Trump threw to 9,000 MAGA hat-wearing followers who packed a down-at-the-heels convention space in Duluth gave me a flashback to watching “Planet of the Apes” on mushrooms, lo those many years ago. I mean, what planet have I ended up on?” “Trump’s up there, and it’s 18 very long months since he was inaugurated, and he’s going back over his big win in 2016, and he’s shrieking about Hillary, and her emails, and the crowd is screaming and going crazy: “Have you been seeing this whole scam?” he yelled. “Do you believe what you’re seeing, how that no matter what she did, no matter how many crimes she committed, which were numerous, they wanted her to be innocent. But with me, nothing. No collusion, no nothing. They wanted to put us in trouble.”

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