Poll: Half of Americans now say Trump is victim of ‘witch hunt’ as trust in Mueller erodes

Poll: Half of Americans now say Trump is victim of ‘witch hunt’ as trust in Mueller erodes
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[Ed. – The article betrays a left-leaning bias in how it presents the polling information, but the bottom line, which even its writers can’t gloss over, is that a scant 28% say they have a lot of trust in Mueller’s investigation.]

Amid signs that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference may be near its conclusion, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds that trust in Mueller has eroded and half of Americans now agree with President Trump’s contention that he has been the victim of a “witch hunt.”

Support for the House of Representatives to seriously consider impeaching the president has dropped since last October by 10 percentage points, to 28 percent.

Despite that, the survey shows a nation that remains skeptical of Trump’s honesty and deeply divided by his leadership. A 52 percent majority say they have little or no trust in the president’s denials that his 2016 campaign colluded with Moscow in the election that put him in the Oval Office.

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But that number does reflect an improvement from previous polls. One year ago, 57 percent had little or no trust in his denials; in December, 59 percent did.

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