NPR/PBS NewsHour Marist Poll: Americans want Mueller Report made public

According to a NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll, more than three in four Americans (76%) think Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election should be released to the public. The poll also shows that Americans want the economy and jobs (19%) atop lawmakers’ priority list. Immigration (17%) and health care (16%) closely follow. 10% want federal taxes and spending to be the leading issue for the 116th Congress.

Analysis of the survey from NPR: HERE

Read full results of the survey: HERE

Key Findings:

  • 76% of Americans think the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election should be released to the public in its entirety, 6% think portions approved by the Trump administration should be made public and 10% think none of the report should be released.
  • 91% of Democrats, 68% of Republicans, and 75% of independents believe the entire report should be released.
  • 54% of Americans think the Mueller investigation is fair, 33% call it a “witch hunt”.
  • 82% of Democrats and a majority of independents (55%) think the probe is fair. While 71% of Republicans consider the investigation a “witch hunt,” a notable 17% say it is fair.
  • 67% believe Mueller should be allowed to finish his investigation, 18% say he should be fired, 15% are unsure.
  • 81% of Democrats, 51% of Republicans, and 70% of independents think the Mueller investigation should be seen through to its completion.
  • 29% of U.S. residents, compared with 33% in July, have a favorable impression of Mueller. 33% have an unfavorable view of him, similar to 30% last time. 39% have either never heard of Mueller or are unsure how to rate him.
  • 42% approve of the job President Trump is doing, 49% disapprove, and 9% are unsure. 24% of Americans strongly approve of how Trump is doing in office, and 37% strongly disapprove.
  • 56% of respondents remain pessimistic about the direction of the nation. 36%, though, report the country is moving in the right direction.
  • 19% of Americans believe the top priority for the next Congress should be the economy and jobs, 17% say immigration, 16% say healthcare, and 10% say federal taxes and spending.

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