A recent CBS/SSRS poll found that a majority of Americans believe Congressional Democrats should move on from their obsession with phony Trump-Russia collusion narratives.
When asked, “What should Congress do now? Should they continue to investigate the Russia matter or should they drop the matter and move on to other issues?,” 58 percent responded “drop and move on to other issues.” That number includes 89 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of Independents and 31 percent of Democrats.
Only 37 percent of respondents said the Mueller investigation was “justified,” while 54 percent said it was “politically motivated.”
CBS News reports, “Asked about various ways the report’s findings made them feel, half of Democrats (50 percent) said they felt ‘disappointed,’ and a quarter also said they felt ‘angered’ (28 percent). Most Republicans said ‘pleased’ (69 percent) and also “relieved” (63 percent). Respondents could pick any or all offered descriptors.”
Most Americans also felt the Mueller investigation was conducted “fairly”–44 percent. While 40 percent said it was “too soon to tell” and 10 percent believe it was conducted “unfairly.”
The poll also finds that most Americans are in agreement: the Mueller report should be made public.
In all, 77 percent of respondents say the findings should be public–including 60 percent of Republicans, 90 percent of Democrats and 76 percent of Independents.
Last week, Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to Congress informing them that a redacted version of the report will be released “by mid-April, if not sooner,” and he will not send a copy to the White House for privilege review.
In a letter to the Senate and House Judiciary chairmen, Barr wrote, “As we have discussed, I share your desire to ensure that Congress and the public had the opportunity to read the Special Counsel’s report. The Special Counsel is assisting us in this process.”
Barr said the Department of Justice was in the process of “identifying and redacting” sensitive material some of which “by law cannot be made public.”
Barr said they “will be in a position to release the report by mid-April, if not sooner.”
The Attorney General said that the White House would not receive a sneak peek of the document, writing, “Although the President would have the right to assert privilege over certain parts of the report, he has stated publicly that he intends to defer to me and, accordingly, there are no plans to submit the report to the White House for privilege review.”
Barr also said he would be available to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 1 and the House Judiciary Committee on May 2.