Thirty-six percent of the American people see special counsel Robert Mueller in a negative light. That’s up from just twenty-three percent in July of 2017. This comes from a Politico-Morning Consult poll released recently.
What’s even worse is the fact that this poll was taken and released before the damning DOJ Inspector General report was published. A number of FBI officials who worked on the Russia probe, including paramour lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were singled out in the report for anti-Trump bias. Another official, who was removed from the probe earlier this year, was also mentioned.
So these numbers as hashed out by The Hill are bound to get worse:
“More than half of Republican voters — 53 percent — say they view the special counsel unfavorably. That represents a 26-point increase from when the poll first started asking voters about their perceptions of Mueller in July 2017.
The number of Democrats who view Mueller unfavorably has also increased to 24 percent, while 33 percent of independent voters have a negative view of the special counsel.
“The Politico–Morning Consult poll found that 40 percent of voters believe that Mueller’s probe has been handled unfairly — a 6-point increase from February.
“Thirty-eight percent say the investigation is being conducted in a fair manner, according to the survey.
“The poll surveyed 1,994 registered voters from June 7 to 10. It has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.”