The investigation into whether or not President Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by “colluding” with the Russians has continued to come up empty, and so now the media is shifting the narrative. Today, the new call to concern is whether or not Trump committed obstruction of justice when he exercised his constitutional right to fire FBI Director James Comey.
This new narrative is another effort to make Americans think the worst of President Trump, if they don’t already. Unfortunately, it appears to be working.
A new poll from the Associated Press and the University of Chicago’s NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reveals that 61 percent of Americans surveyed do believe that Trump has tried to impede or obstruct the FBI’s investigation into his campaign. A mere 37 percent said they trust that Trump has done no such thing.
The poll also showed that more Americans now believe that it’s entirely possible that Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian officials to fix last year’s election in his favor. Up from 44 percent in March, 48 percent now say they are very concerned about the possibility, while just 30 percent said they aren’t very concerned or not concerned at all, which is down from 36 percent in March.
Trump’s decision to fire Comey was a bad one, according to 52 percent of people who took the poll, while only 22 percent said they approved of the decision and 24 percent said they were indifferent.
And while Democrat lawmakers fume about the possibility of Trump ousting special prosecutor Robert Mueller, the poll showed that people don’t think it’s likely he’ll conduct a fair and impartial investigation. A paltry 26 percent said they were extremely confident in Mueller’s ability, while 36 percent each said they were moderately confident or not confident at all.
Conducted between June 8-11, the survey polled 1,068 respondents: 46 percent were Democrats, 33 percent were Republican and 21 percent were independents. It has a margin of error of 4.1 percent.
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