Apr 26, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Poll: 31% believe Trump is exonerated after Mueller report

President Donald Trump

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Approximately 31% of Americans believe President Trump has been exonerated after the Mueller report came out, while 58% believe the president lied to the public, according to a new poll by the Washington Post and ABC News.

The backdrop: Trump's legal team characterized the Mueller report as a "total victory." However, the president has spent this past week addressing some of the report's claims, including that his staff does not fail to obey him. Prior to the Mueller report, 29% of Americans believed Trump had been cleared of wrongdoing.

By the numbers:

  • 47% believe Trump tried to interfere with the Russia investigation, resulting in obstruction of justice
  • 56% do not believe Congress should start impeachment proceedings
  • 51% believe the Mueller report was fair
  • 42% believe Russia interfered in the 2016 elections
  • 53% believe foreign interference threatens the 2020 elections
  • Go deeper: What the Mueller report tells us about Trump and Russia
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