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15% of GOP sees Russia as a serious issue

Republicans now have a sharply unfavorable view of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn after his plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.

Our thought bubble: Though Republicans have turned on Flynn after his guilty plea, they haven't turned their backs on Trump — his approval rating among Republicans is 81% — and their continued dismissal of the Russia probe suggests they're not about to.

Data: Survey Monkey poll conducted Dec. 1-3, 2017 Poll methodology; Chart: Chris Canipe / Axios