Forty-four percent (44%) of voters nationwide now have a favorable opinion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 25% offer an unfavorable opinion of Mueller.
Prior to the submission of his Special Counsel report, Mueller was viewed favorably by 39% and unfavorably by 30%. Most of the improvement came from Republicans. Prior to the report, just 24% of GOP voters viewed Mueller favorably and 46% unfavorably. Now, 41% offer a positive assessment and 34% a negative view (see crosstab results).
There was virtually no change among Democrats and 52% still have a favorable opinion of the Special Counsel. Among Independents, 39% now have a favorable view of Mueller while 21% say the opposite. That’s a modest improvement since the report was submitted.
Forty-one percent (41%) believe Mueller’s investigation was fair and impartial. Thirty-three percent (33%) believe it was primarily an attack on the president.
As for media coverage, 39% believe it was primarily an attack on President Trump while 37% believe it was fair and impartial. Seventy percent (70%) of Republicans believe the coverage was an attack while 63% of Democrats believe it was fair. Independents are evenly divided.
Data released earlier showed that support for impeachment of the president has dropped significantly since the submission of Mueller’s report. That’s especially true among Independent voters.
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The national survey of 1,002 Registered Voters was conducted March 28-29, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com 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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