Poll: 60% percent of people oppose a pardon for Manafort
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60% of voters oppose the idea of President Trump granting a pardon to Paul Manafort with only 11% saying that a pardon would be appropriate, according to a recent Politico/Morning Consult poll.
Why it matters: Despite a majority of voters being against a pardon for Manafort, Trump has reportedly seriously floated the idea of pardoning his former campaign manager. The president had consulted his legal team about doing so, but was advised against it.