Mueller Viewed Favorably by 39%; Cohen by 20%

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of voters see special counsel Robert Mueller favorably while 30% offer an unfavorable assessment. A national survey found that the special prosecutor is viewed favorably by 54% of Democrats, 40% of Independents, and 24% of Republicans (see crosstab results).

Attitudes about Mueller have changed little since January.

Michael Cohen, the former Trump lawyer who testified before Congress this week is viewed favorably by 20% of voters and unfavorably by 51%. In January, only 12% of voters had a favorable view of Cohen. As with Mueller, Democrats had a higher opinion of him than Republicans.

President Donald Trump’s current lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is viewed favorably by 34% of voters and unfavorably by 40%. Perceptions of Giuliani have slipped a bit since  September.

Former FBI Director James Comey earns a favorable rating from 29% of voters. Thirty-five percent (3%) of voters see Comey unfavorably. He earns positive reviews from 41% of Democrats and 19% of Republicans.

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort came in with the weakest favorability ratings in the survey overall, with just 13% of voters viewing him favorably.  Manafort, who was convicted last summer of crimes not directly related to the 2016 election, is now viewed unfavorably by 46%.

Data released earlier shows that 47% of voters believe President Trump should be impeached and removed from office. releases new public opinion data every day relating to topics in the news and other items of interest. Please sign up to receive the latest data and insights each day via email.

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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted March 6-7, 2019 by and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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