Opinion of the Special Counsel’s probe may also have been helped last week by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s guilty plea to conspiracy charges involving money laundering and witness tampering. Americans of both major parties view the plea as appropriate: the public overall by seven to one sees Manafort as guilty, and Republicans agree by five to one.
So those with an opinion also agree that it think was a good idea for Manafort to plead guilty last week. There also is agreement that he should now cooperate with the Special Counsel. More important, perhaps, is that Americans of both parties do not want the President to pardon Manafort.