NPR/PBS NewsHour Marist Poll: Americans want Mueller Report Fully Disclosed A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll reveals American attitudes toward the Mueller Instigation, their approval of President Trump and their top priorities for the new Congress.
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NPR/PBS NewsHour Marist Poll: Americans want Mueller Report Fully Disclosed

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A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll reveals American attitudes toward the Mueller Instigation, their approval of President Trump and their top priorities for the new Congress.

More than three in four Americans (76%) think the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election should be released to the public in its entirety – however for the first time since the investigation began, Americans a higher negative than positive impression of Mueller. However, President Trump's job approval rating stands at 42%, changing slightly from the 41% he received in November.

When the new Congress convenes in January, the poll shows that Americans want the economy and jobs (19%) atop lawmakers' priority list. Immigration (17%) and health care (16%) closely follow. 10% want federal taxes and spending to be the leading issue for the 116th Congress.

Read more analysis of the survey from NPR: HERE

Read the full results of the survey: HERE

Please note this information is EMBARGOED until 5am on Friday, December 7th

Results attributable to: NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll

Key Findings:

  • 76% of Americans think the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election should be released to the public in its entirety, 6% think portions approved by the Trump administration should be made public and 10% think none of the report should be released.
  • 91% of Democrats, 68% of Republicans, and 75% of independents believe the entire report should be released.
  • 54% of Americans think the Mueller investigation is fair, 33% call it a "witch hunt".
  • 82% of Democrats and a majority of independents (55%) think the probe is fair. While 71% of Republicans consider the investigation a "witch hunt," a notable 17% say it is fair.
  • 67% believe Mueller should be allowed to finish his investigation, 18% say he should be fired, 15% are unsure.
  • 81% of Democrats, 51% of Republicans, and 70% of independents think the Mueller investigation should be seen through to its completion.
  • 29% of U.S. residents, compared with 33% in July, have a favorable impression of Mueller. 33% have an unfavorable view of him, similar to 30% last time. 39% have either never heard of Mueller or are unsure how to rate him.
  • 42% approve of the job President Trump is doing, 49% disapprove, and 9% are unsure. 24% of Americans strongly approve of how Trump is doing in office, and 37% strongly disapprove.
  • 56% of respondents remain pessimistic about the direction of the nation. 36%, though, report the country is moving in the right direction.
  • 19% of Americans believe the top priority for the next Congress should be the economy and jobs, 17% say immigration, 16% say healthcare, and 10% say federal taxes and spending.

Contact:
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NPR Media Relations
Email: mediarelations (at) npr.org