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Majority of Americans Support Charging Trump for Role in Jan. 6 Insurrection

Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Photo via Shutterstock.

By Steve Neavling

A majority of Americans believe former President Trump should be charged for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to a new poll. 

The ABC News/Ipsos poll found that 58% of the nation supports charging Trump, whose rhetoric and speech before the riot incited a mob that breached the U.S. Capitol.

Not unsurprisingly, people’s opinions are shaped by their ideology. About 91% of Democrats believe Trump should be charged, compared to 19% of Republicans. 

The poll comes after the Jan. 6 House committee aired its findings following months of investigating the insurrection. 

Poll: 47% of Americans Believe Comey Should Be Prosecuted for Leaking Trump Memos

Former FBI Director James Comey testified about his memos on President Trump last year.

By Steve Neavling

A new poll shows that nearly half of Americans want former FBI Director James Comey prosecuted for leaking information to the media.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters found that 47% believe Comey should be prosecuted for leaking the memos he wrote about his meetings with President Trump. That’s an increase from 41% in 2017.

Of those polled, 35% said they don’t believe Comey should be prosecuted, and 18% indicated they were undecided.

Last month, the Justice Department’s inspector general revealed that Comey violated FBI policy in his handling of the Trump memos.

The IG said Comey kept the government documents at his home and engineered their release to the media. But the IG also said there was “no evidence” that Comey’s leaked memos were classified.

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Special Counsel Probe Trump Testifying Under Oath

President Trump, via the White House

By Steve Neavling

A majority of Americans believe the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election should be fully investigated, according to a new poll.

The CNN poll found that 58% of those surveyed support a full investigation of Russian meddling, while 36% believe the probe is intended primarily to discredit Donald Trump’s presidency. The findings are virtually identical to previous polls dating back to February, despite Trump’s ramped-up assault on Robert Mueller’s investigation.

The poll also found that 55% of Americans believe the president is not cooperating enough with the investigation, while 40% support his level of cooperation.

Among Democrats, only 6% says Trump’s cooperation is sufficient, while 77% of Republicans say it is not.

Of those surveyed, 75% say Trump should testify under oath in an interview with Mueller and his team.

Poll: Most Americans Trust Special Counsel Mueller Over Trump

President Trump, via the White House.

By Steve Neavling

Most Americans aren’t buying President Trump’s relentless campaign to undermine confidence in the special counsel team investigating whether his campaign colluded with Russia.

A new USA Today/Suffolk University Poll finds a majority of Americans trust Robert Mueller’s investigation over the president’s denials of collusion. 

Of the 1,000 registered voters polled after the indictments of 13 Russians and three companies, 58% said they have a lot or some trust in Mueller’s probe, while 57% said they have little or no trust in Trump’s denials.

The survey also found that more Americans are taking seriously the allegations that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Of those polled, 75% take the charges filed by Mueller seriously, while just one in five don’t.

In March 2017, another USA Today/Suffolk Poll found that 63% took Russian interference seriously, while 31% did not.

The survey’s findings spell trouble for the president, who continues to insist the investigation is a “witch hunt” perpetuated by his own FBI and Justice to take him down.

Poll: Most Americans Don’t Believe Mueller Probe Is ‘Witch Hunt’

PrintBy Steve Neavling

Most Americans don’t buy President Trump’s repeated claims that the special counsel investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign team and Russia is a “witch hunt.”

Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found that 60% of those surveyed believe Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the issue fairly. By contrast, only 27% people think the investigation is unfair.

Some Congressional Republicans recently introduced a non-binding measure that claims Mueller’s investigation amounts to a “coup” attempt.

The poll found that 47% of Americans believe Trump should be impeached if he fires Mueller, a former FBI director who has announced charges and one conviction against several Trump aides.

Poll: Republicans Lost Faith in FBI Amid Investigation of Trump

fbi directorate-of-intelligence-seal-on-wall-1By Steve Neavling

The FBI’s handling of the investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election has spurred distrust in the bureau among Republicans, at least in Texas, according to a new poll.

The poll of 1,200 registered Texas voters found that 35% of Texas Republicans have an unfavorable opinion of the FBI, while 43% have a favorable view. About 22% had no opinion.

The results surprised many GOP officials because conservatives typically have favorable opinions of law enforcement.

“I think all of this reflects the fact that almost everything connected with Donald Trump being in the White House right now is falling into an intensely partisan field” Jim Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas, which designed and analyzed the poll, told NPR. 

“On a deeper level, it means one more institution that is the subject of a real crisis in faith in the general public,” Henson said. “And I think it is worrisome.”

Pollsters believe the eroding support among Republicans is the result of disparaging remarks by Donald Trump and his supporters, who have blasted the bureau by suggesting it’s on a “witch hunt” to unseat the president.

Poll: Most Americans Don’t Trust Trump’s Statements on Russia Investigation

Donald Trump, via Wikipedia

Donald Trump, via Wikipedia

By Steve Neavling

President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey amid a federal investigation into collusion with Russia has raised suspicions among a majority of Americans, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. 

The poll found that 61% of American adults believe Trump fired Comey to protect himself, not the country. And 56% said they believe Trump is interfering with the Russia investigation.

But the same respondents also have little faith in Comey, with 55% saying they have little or not trust of the former FBI director.

Still, the survey revealed only 20% say they trust Trump when he comments on Russia’s role in the presidential election.

Half of adults said they don’t trust Trump “at all” when it comes to the investigation.

Poll: Public Largely Supports FBI Investigation into Russian Interference of Election

Donald Trump, via Wikipedia

Donald Trump, via Wikipedia

By Steve Neavling

The public is largely supportive of the FBI investigation into the possible links between Donald Trump’s campaign team and the Russian government.

The Huffington Post/YouGov poll found that Americans support an investigation by a 17-point margin, 48% to 31%.

The poll also found that about half of Americans believe Russia interfered in the 2016 election, but only about a third believe the intent was to help Trump win.

Opinions on the investigation are largely determined by whom voters supported in the presidential election. More than 80% of Clinton supporters believe the Russia story is a legitimate issue, while Trump voters disagree, 65% to 22%.