A majority of voters say special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE should testify before Congress about his Russia investigation report, a new poll finds.
Fifty-six percent of respondents in a Morning Consult/Politico survey released Wednesday said Mueller should testify, while only 19 percent said he shouldn’t.
Republicans were almost evenly split: 37 percent agreed Mueller should appear before Congress, while 36 percent disagreed. Twenty-seven percent said they didn’t know or didn’t have an opinion.
Seventy-nine percent of Democrats and 51 percent of independents said Mueller should testify.
Nearly a month after Mueller’s team released its 448-page report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Democratic lawmakers are pushing for the special counsel to appear before the House Judiciary Committee for testimony before June.
President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS ambassador: ‘Israel is on the side of God’ Trump’s Doral resort revenue has dropped since presidential campaign: report Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ sequel due out in June MORE, who tweeted that Mueller “should not” appear before Congress, later said he would let Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition – After GOP infighting, Trump Jr. agrees to testify again Barr throws curveball into Senate GOP ‘spying’ probe Justice Dept. says FDA lacks jurisdiction to regulate drugs in executions MORE decide. Barr has said he has “no objection to Bob Mueller personally testifying.”
The poll was conducted May 10-12 among 1,995 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.