A new poll released Thursday, the majority of Americans approve Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s job in the Russia election interference investigation, as well as the charges filed this week against President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and his former business partner, Richard Gates.
According to the ABC News/Washington Post survey, 68 percent of Americans approve of the charges announced this week as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s attempts to meddle in the United States election and any potential ties between Trump campaign staff members and Russia.
The same poll revealed that most Americans believe Trump was involved in a “broader wrongdoing.”
A majority, 58 percent, also approve of how Mueller is managing the probe.
The poll come after a 12-count indictment of Manafort and Gates that includes charges of conspiracy against the United States and tax fraud was unveiled on Monday, as well as the revelation that George Papadopolous had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in the course of its Russia probe.
When asked if they believe the cases are restricted to Manafort, Gates, and Papadopolous or if they believe there was “broader wrongdoing” by the Trump campaign and Donald Trump himself, 53 percent of respondents chose the latter.