Special Counsel Robert Mueller is viewed favorably by 38% of voters nationwide and unfavorably by 29%. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 38% have a favorable opinion of Rudy Giuiliani while 36% say the opposite. For both men, the figures are a modest improvement over a month ago.
Among 10 names associated with Mueller’s investigation, the only other person with net positive numbers was Stormy Daniel’s attorney Michael Avenatti. Twenty-one percent (21%) have a favorable opinion of the Trump critic while 18% offer an unfavorable view. However, a larger number have never heard of him (33%) or have no opinion at all (27%).
Three other participants in the drama are essentially unknown by most voters. Sixty-two percent (62%) have never heard of or have no opinion of former FBI agent Lisa Page. Sixty-one percent (61%) say the same about another former FBI agent, Peter Strzok. And, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is unknown to 57%. Among those who know them, all three rack up slightly higher negative numbers rather than positive.
Convicted felon Paul Manafort is viewed favorably by 17% and unfavorably by 41%. Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former attorney, earns positive reviews from 19% and negative marks from 40%,
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is viewed favorably by 25%, unfavorably by 40%.
This survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted for ScottRasmussen.com on September 12-13, 2018 by HarrisX, a leading research firm specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). The statistical margin of error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. It is presented to enhance the public dialogue through data-driven analysis that explores the underlying currents of public opinion (read About Us).
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Recent releases have found that 64% believe that freedom is more important than democracy. Among the freedoms confirmed in the Bill of Rights, voters rate the freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, and freedom of religion as the most important. A separate column explained how the freedom to walk away holds politicians accountable.
Other recent releases have explored underlying attitudes about Socialism, Universal Basic Income, and Free Markets. Also, 10 years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered a global financial crisis, 58% of voters still want to break up the nation’s biggest banks.
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