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Poll: 55% of Likely Voters Say $25M Mueller Probe Didn’t Give Taxpayers ‘Good Return on Their Investment’

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | March 28, 2019 | 9:27 AM EDT

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Taxpayers didn’t get their money’s worth from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s $25 million investigation into President Donald Trump, a new Rasmussen Reports survey shows.

More than half of those surveyed in the national poll of 1,000 likely voters, conducted March 25-26, 2019, said taxpayers did not “get a good return on their investment” – double those who said they did:

“Special Counsel Robert Mueller spent over $25 million investigating allegations stemming from the 2016 presidential election. Did taxpayers get a good return on their investment?”

  • Yes: 26%
  • No: 55%
  • Not Sure: 19%

Additionally, while half of likely voters said they were satisfied with Mueller’s findings, only 36% said they were not.

“Are you satisfied with the conclusions reached by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government in the 2016 presidential campaign and no proof of obstruction of justice on the part of President Trump?”

  • Yes: 50%
  • No: 36%
  • Not Sure: 13%

While slightly more than half deemed Mueller’s probe to be “honest,” 36% called it “a partisan witch hunt”

"Which comes closer to your own view of Robert Mueller’s probe?"

  • It was an honest attempt to determine criminal wrongdoing: 53%
  • It was a partisan witch hunt: 36%
  • Not Sure: 11%

Nonetheless, a national Rasmussen Poll, conducted March 25-26, after release of a summary of Mueller's report, shows that less than a third of likely voters think congressional Democrats should conduct their own investigation of Trump, the polling company reports:

"Just 31% of all Likely U.S. Voters think congressional Democrats should do their own investigation even though the Mueller probe has failed to prove that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government. Sixty-one percent (61%) say Democrats in Congress should move on to other issues."

The results are consistent with the results of a similar, pre-findings, Rasmussen poll conducted in mid-February, when 64% said Democrats should move on and 29% said they should conduct their own probe.

Read more at Rasmussen Reports.

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