Special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation has gained great momentum over the past couple of weeks. Now that one the Trump administration’s former members have been charged, more Americans are starting to doubt the President’s claims that the Russia interference is a liberal “hoax.” In fact, according to a recently published poll, about 50% of polled American voters believe that members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to interfere in the election, according to new data from Quinnipiac University.
The poll found that half of the respondents said they believe that people in the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government, and 40 percent do not believe it. Numbers from past polls show an increasing number of voters believe there was collusion — in a May 2017 poll, only 43 percent said they believed it. However, more voters are starting to see that there is something to all the lies and undisclosed foreign meetings and contacts. Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty earlier this week to lying to the FBI.
Furthermore, data shows that 10 percent of Republicans and 82 percent of Democrats claim they believe that individuals in the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to interfere in the election. Interestingly enough, a whopping 59 percent of respondents said they believe the Russian government interfered in the election, regardless of whether they thought it impacted the outcome, while 32 percent said they did not believe it.
The poll also found that among Republicans, 65 percent said they do not believe the Russian government interfered, while 26 percent said they do. Democrats overwhelmingly believe that Russia interfered, with 85 percent saying so. This poll was conducted among 1,508 voters between Nov. 29 and Dec. 4 and has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.
As Mueller’s investigation steams on, more voters start believing the allegations against the President. When will Mueller find the smoking-gun to indict Trump and finally have him impeached?