Half of voters still think that Trump obstructed justice, finds first poll since end of Mueller probe

Half of voters still think that Trump obstructed justice, finds first poll since end of Mueller probe
U.S. President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump was cleared of collusion and obstruction of justice over the weekend after Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report on his two-year-long probe, however, multiple voters are still not convinced.

According to a poll taken by Morning Consult in conjunction with Politico on Monday and Tuesday, 47 percent of registered voters continue to believe that the Republican president "tried to impede or obstruct the investigation into whether his campaign had ties to Russia."

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media after he arrived at a Senate Republican weekly policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol March 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)


The poll revealed that only 39 percent of voters believe Trump's claims and the conclusion of Mueller's report that there was "no collusion, no obstruction" after probing Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russia in an attempt to influence the 2016 presidential elections.

The poll also stated that even after Attorney General William Barr submitted a letter to Congress summarizing Mueller's final report, at least 14 percent of Americans said that they were unsure of Trump's innocence or had no opinion on the matter. 

Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks after attending church on March 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Special counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to Attorney General William Barr. (Getty Images)


Reports state that even after Mueller submitted his report, Trump's approval ratings did not go up. The poll stated that he had the support of 42 percent of the electorate, with 55 percent of potential voters disapproving of the job he's doing, the Daily Mail reported.


Trump's approval ratings were at 43 percent at the end of February in the Gallup poll and 39 percent at the beginning of March.

According to the response received by the Morning Consult poll since the end of Mueller's investigation, voters are still holding on to their opinion of the Republican president.

While there were many respondents who were confused or wrong about what Mueller's report actually concluded about the obstruction of justice and collusion. The poll stated that 15 percent of the respondents believe Mueller said that Trump obstructed justice while 27 percent believe that the special counsel said that he did not.

U.S. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House, on March 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump spent the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Bech, Fla. (Getty Images)

The survey said that only 37 percent of the respondents correctly pointed out that Mueller did not make any determination in his report.


A significant majority of the respondents, 82 percent, backed the Congress saying that they believe that the Department of Justice should make the report public so that they can decide for themselves if there was any obstruction of justice.

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