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NEW POLLS: Where Americans Stand on Mueller, FBI, Russia & Putin

Dueling polls from NPR/Marist and The Washington Post/ABC News, released Tuesday, survey Americans on a number of issues related to the U.S. and Russia.

By NTK Staff | 04.17.2018 @1:00pm
NEW POLLS: Where Americans Stand on Mueller, FBI, Russia & Putin

Two new polls released Tuesday morning reveal where Americans stand on a number of issues related to Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, U.S.-Russia relations, and U.S. investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

NPR and Marist found:

  • 32 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, 30 percent have an unfavorable view, and 38 percent have no opinion; NPR noted this is “a net-negative swing of 11 points over the past month” for Mueller’s favorability
  • 45 percent of Americans believe Mueller’s investigation is fair, and 30 percent believe it’s unfair
  • 61 percent of Americans believe the FBI is “just trying to do its job,” while 31 percent believe the FBI is biased against Trump; NPR reported this is “an 18-point increase in Americans who believe the FBI is biased against Trump in the past two months”
  • 55 percent of Americans “say Russian interference come November [2018] is likely or very likely”

The Washington Post and ABC News found:

  • 68 percent of Americans support “tougher U.S. sanctions against Russia”; the measure has bipartisan support, with 74 percent of Democrats and 68 percent of Republicans supporting tougher sanctions
  • 52 percent of Americans believe President Trump “should hold a summit meeting” with Russian leader Vladimir Putin; 42 percent believe he should not

Russia continues to dominate the headlines in American politics, heading into a competitive midterm election – one with which most Americans believe Russia will likely interfere.

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