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Monday, February 18, 2019

A new survey has found that most Americans trust special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election -- although opinion is sharply split along partisan lines. ... According to a Washington Post-Schar School poll released this week, 51 percent of adults approve of the way Mueller is handling the investigation, while 34 percent disapprove. Similarly, 57 percent think Mueller is mostly interested in uncovering the truth, while 36 percent think he's out to hurt President Trump politically. By contrast, a majority of Americans thought [Kenneth] Starr was mainly interested in hurting then-President Bill Clinton politically in the Whitewater investigation.

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During both the Starr and Mueller probes, members of the president's party were convinced that the investigators had the knives out for their president, and members of the opposition party believed the investigators had noble intentions. Since the partisan divides are similar in both cases, independent voters are the main drivers behind the difference in overall public opinion. In 1998, as the Whitewater investigation was wrapping up, 59 percent of independents told the Post that they thought Starr's investigation was politically motivated. This year, 57 percent said they have faith in Mueller.

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Trump's presidency has been purposefully geared towards appealing only to his base. He's never broken 50% in any credible poll.

His base - approximately 35% of voters - has never increased, and isn't enough for him to win reelection.

#1 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-02-17 06:46 AM | Reply

AU

I'm kinda hoping that Robert Mueller will be the final straw/camel's back.

Otherwise, the Dems better shoot for a 50-state sweep to overcome an independent spoiler. If it was me I'd offer the spoiler a cabinet position to get out of the way.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-02-17 07:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The DemoKKKrats biggest fear is that Mueller will uncover the truth.

That is why the leaker Schiff is starting a new investigation.

#3 | Posted by sawdust at 2019-02-17 01:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Comrade Sawduster

Your deflection and projection is weak sauce. You know you and your party are the racist ------. Don't forget to wash your white sheets and hood, those mustard stains are a real bitch to get out.

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-17 04:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"Poll: Independents Trust Mueller"

Really?

Over "I don't care. I believe Putin." Trump?

Whodda thunk it?

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-18 09:52 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

It's not just "Independents" who are beginning to wake up. The fires that burned down entire towns in California affected MAGA country. Diverting emergency funds to build the wall? Not a good look.

As it is with most Americans, if it isn't affecting you personally, it's easy to get behind the slogans. Once you're the recipient of the not-liberal policy, hearts and minds change pretty quickly. Only the cult members remain at that point. Nothing you can do about them, they're all in.

#6 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-02-18 10:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The DemoKKKrats biggest fear is that Mueller will uncover the truth.

That is why the leaker Schiff is starting a new investigation.

#3 | Posted by sawdust

Yeah that's why democrats have been trying to stop the investigation since the beginning. That was the democrats right moron?

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-18 11:02 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

The DemoKKKrats biggest fear is that Mueller will uncover the truth.
That is why the leaker Schiff is starting a new investigation.
#3 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

I've always wondered how people this dumb make it in society...

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-02-18 12:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

I've always wondered how people this dumb make it in society...

#8 | Posted by Sycophant

They dont. They fail. Then they blame their failure on brown people.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-18 01:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

Sawdust blames Democrats for his inability to satisfy women. He has to take his rage at his own failings out on someone else. It is the Republican way.

#10 | Posted by bored at 2019-02-18 08:29 PM | Reply

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