The Mueller report has bolstered President Donald Trump’s critics in their conviction that the president committed wrongdoing, but has otherwise done little to jostle deeply polarized public opinion, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll suggests.
The survey was conducted immediately following the release last Thursday of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report on the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia. The report did not find coordination between Trump’s campaign and Russian officials to influence the 2016 election, and Mueller declined to determine whether the president had obstructed justice because the special counsel apparently didn’t believe it was his job to do so. But the report clearly laid out several instances in which Trump attempted to undermine the Russia investigation ― and didn’t succeed only because his staffers refused to carry out his orders.
If the report is something less than the clear-cut condemnation and falls far short of the complete exoneration that the president’s allies have claimed it to be, that is reflected in the polling.