Big Partisan Split on the Russia Investigation

Voter Study Group: “Views on the investigation’s credibility are deeply divided along partisan lines. An overwhelming majority of Clinton voters say they are ‘very confident’ (62 percent) or ‘somewhat confident’ (21 percent) that the investigation is being conducted fairly. Only 15 percent of Trump voters say the same. In contrast, most of those who voted for Trump in 2016 are either ‘not too confident’ (18 percent) or ‘not at all confident’ (54 percent) in the fairness of the investigation.”

“Every facet of the investigation — from prominent figures to government institutions — reveals a partisan divide. Trump voters are more likely than Clinton voters to have an unfavorable view of special counsel Robert Mueller (66 percent vs. 9 percent) and former F.B.I. Director James Comey (75 percent vs. 27 percent). Trump voters are also less likely to express confidence in the Justice Department (22 percent vs. 43 percent) and the F.B.I. (21 percent vs. 58 percent).”

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