A majority of voters say special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia is “fair,” according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.
Fifty-nine percent of respondents said they believe Mueller is conducting a fair investigation, while 26 percent said it was not fair.
This number is in line with previous Quinnipiac polls. In December 58 percent said the investigation was fair, and in November 60 percent shared that view.
Among Democratic respondents to the January poll, 75 percent said the investigation was fair, compared with only 37 percent of Republicans and 61 percent of independents.
The poll comes as President Trump Donald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE has intensified his criticisms of the probe and the FBI. Reports emerged last month that an FBI agent was removed from the investigative team over anti-Trump texts he sent during the 2016 presidential race, fueling criticism from the GOP that the investigation is fraught with “anti-Trump bias.”
Trump lashed out at the agency last month, saying that the FBI’s reputation is in “tatters.”
Trump has continued to insist that there was “no collusion” between his campaign and Russia, and said during a press conference Wednesday that he thinks it’s “unlikely” that he will be called for an interview with Mueller’s team. The conference took place after this poll was conducted.
Four people have been indicted in the investigation so far.
The Quinnipiac poll was conducted from Jan. 5 to 9, surveying 1,106 voters. It has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.