A new poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates and former Clinton pollster Dick Morris revealed that the American public is siding with Donald Trump in his view of the Mueller probe.
More specifically, by a margin of 10 points, 43 percent to 33 percent, voters feel that Mueller has not uncovered any evidence that “President Trump colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.”
A plurality of voters, 43 percent to 35 percent, said that Mueller’s investigation has “overstepped its designated purpose to investigate links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Trump by investigating individuals who had nothing to do with Russia.”
The poll also shows that voters are losing patience with Mueller’s probe.
Asked if they think “the investigation being conducted by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has gone on for too long and cost too much,” voters agreed by a 20 point margin, 52 percent to 32 percent.
Mueller does not fare well when it comes to voter attitudes regarding the fairness of his investigation.
When voters were asked if Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller “is fairly investigating the president and just following the facts or if he is doing all he can to make a case against the president to try to remove him from office?” voters broke even with 40.4 percent saying he is just following the facts and 39.7 percent saying he is doing all he can to remove Trump from office.
A majority of voters believe that Trump’s critics are primarily motivated by their desire to stop his agenda.
By a 10 point margin, 50 percent to 40 percent, voters said that Trump’s critics “need to stop hounding the president and let him do his job.”
The Poll also found that the American public does not support the firing of Robert Mueller. 52% do not want him to fire Mueller while only 29% favor his firing. This matters little as long as Trump doesn’t fire Mueller. Morris and McLaughlin warned Trump.
“The survey shows a pretty constant ten point margin for the president over Mueller. So, in effect, all Democrats support Mueller and all Republicans oppose him but, among independents, half oppose Mueller and half are undecided, giving Trump the edge,” Morris told Breitbart News.
“But,” Morris cautioned “Trump can’t take it too far. Any attempt to remove Mueller would trigger a likely fatal backlash.”
Pollster McLaughlin added similar cautions.
“So far all special counsel Mueller has done is added to the partisan polarization of a sharply divided country,” he told Breitbart News.
“Most voters see the Mueller investigation through political lenses. Ironically if the President can increase his positive job approval rating beyond his base to rise among independents and moderates, just like President Clinton did, public opinion will turn against Mueller. So far the Mueller investigation appears to be simply a partisan tool that will go to any length to stop President Trump from succeeding,” McLaughlin concluded.
If Trump doesn’t fire Mueller then its likely Mueller will be unable to destroy Trump in the eye of the American people. This poll shows they view Mueller as out to get Trump and his political enemies in the same light. This shows that although the American people may want a good investigation they no longer believe Mueller or Trump’s political enemies are doing it for the right reason.