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POLL: 36 Percent Of Voters View The Special Counsel Unfavorably

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Vandana Rambaran Political Reporter
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A record 53 percent of Republican voters said they view special counsel Robert Mueller unfavorably, according to a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll Wednesday.

The same poll taken in July 2017 had Mueller’s public image numbers among Republicans at 27 percent viewing him negatively.

Democrats’ support of Mueller continues to grow, where 32 percent of voters gave him a positive approval last year, and 50 percent viewed him favorably this year. (RELATED: The ‘Russian Collusion’ Trial Is On, And Mueller May Be The First Casualty)

Overall, 36 percent of registered voters across party lines view Mueller unfavorably, up from 23 percent last year.

The poll, which was conducted from June 7-10 and surveyed 1,994 registered voters, and also interviewed some voters to see whether or not they thought the Mueller investigation into President Donald Trump’s possible collusion with Russia was being handled fairly.

The percentage of voters who thought the investigation was fair remained at 38 percent from February to now. Meanwhile, the number of voters who think the investigation is unfair saw a slight bump from 34 percent in February to 40 percent most recently.

Those surveyed, also weighed in if the president attempted to obstruct the Russia investigation, 44 percent of voters answered yes. Voters felt even more strongly on the issue of the president self-pardoning in the investigation with 59 percent of voters saying they were opposed to the idea of him doing so.

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