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Poll: Texans See Mueller Probe as Way to Discredit Trump

The Lone Star State believes that the Russia investigation is just a way for anti-Trumpers to undercut his historic win.

By NTK Staff | 06.25.2018 @4:15pm
Poll: Texans See Mueller Probe as Way to Discredit Trump

A plurality of Texans see Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as a way for Trump opponents to discredit the president and undermine his historic win, according to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.

The poll found that 45 percent of Texans believe the investigation is “discrediting Trump’s presidency,” while 42 percent said the investigation is aiming at Russian interference in the election.

The difference between political allegiance was striking. Republicans overwhelmingly side with President Trump’s accusations that the probe is a “witch hunt,” and Democrats line up behind Mueller:

Among Republicans, 81 percent believe “They’re mostly efforts to discredit Donald Trump’s presidency.” On the other side, 77 percent of Democrats said the investigations are “mostly efforts to investigate potential foreign interference in a U.S. election.”

Mueller’s probe is seeing this trend of partisan distrust across the country. A national Monmouth poll found that only 52 percent support the continuation of the investigation, down from 73 percent last year.

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