The White House may be celebrating, but it doesn’t look like most Americans believe special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings vindicate President Donald Trump. In fact, only 29 percent of Americans say they believe the president has been cleared of wrongdoing, while 40 percent say they don’t think he was cleared, and 31 percent just aren’t sure, according to a Wall Street Journal–NBC News poll. Along the same lines, a Washington Post–Schar School poll found that only 32 percent believe Trump was exonerated on obstruction.
The NBC-WSJ poll seems to demonstrate that more than anything, the conclusion of Mueller’s report hasn’t really moved public opinion one way or the other. Case in point, the president’s job approval ratings dropped 3 points since February to 43 percent, which is within the margin of error.