Special Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his final report that delivered the much-anticipated findings from his nearly 2-year-old investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign.
On Sunday, March 24, attorney general William Barr gave a summary of the report to Congress, stating that the report did not find any evidence of collusion when investigating Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election. The majority of Americans, however, think otherwise.
Polly—our patented AI—found that 63% of Americans are skeptical of the Mueller report.
On the topic of potential obstruction of justice offences, in the attorney general’s summary he states Mueller set out “evidence on both sides of the question” and said, “while this report does not conclude the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” This has lead many to be skeptical of the findings.
With this, Polly dug into how Americans feel toward the judicial system and saw no significant changes since last year. Currently, 73% of Americans trust the justice system compared to 70% a year ago.
The same holds true for the man behind the investigation, Robert Mueller. Although only 35% of Americans trust the Mueller Report, Polly found that 80% of American’s trust Mueller himself. There has been a significant amount of polarity towards the Mueller report with both left and right wing supporters claiming that their side is right and the opposing opinions are “fake news”. Given that the majority of the contents of the report remain secret, it is no surprise that American’s distrust the report more than the Special Counsel himself.
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