Majority of Americans think senior Trump aides had improper contacts with Russians

Sergio Conner
December 8, 2017

Around half of Americans (48%) believe that the investigation into dealings between Trump associates and Russian Federation is politically motivated, as shown by a poll conducted by SSRS of Glen Mills, PA on behalf of CBS News.

While 30 percent of respondents think senior Trump officials "definitely" had contacts with Russian Federation a year ago during the campaign, 59 percent responded they believe the contacts either "definitely" or "probably" occurred.

According to the survey's results, 81% of those who consider the investigation to be politically motivated are Republicans, while only 23% of Democrats share this opinion.

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Meanwhile, President Trump's poll numbers have dropped sharply among Republicans since he took office, down to 76 percent from 84 percent in February. By comparison, 20 percent said they were not too confident and 16 percent were not at all confident in Mueller's ability to conduct a fair probe.

The poll, involving 1,120 adults nationwide, was conducted by telephone on December 3-5. Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with Mueller's probe on December 1.

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