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Voters Don’t See Manafort Charges Leading to Trump

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller has issued the first indictments in his probe of Russian influence on last year’s elections, but voters say they are not likely to prove a problem for President Trump.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters consider it unlikely that Mueller’s charges against Paul Manafort and a close business associate will lead to criminal charges against Trump, including 23% who say it’s Not At All Likely.  Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree and think the charges are likely to lead to criminal counts against the president, with 20% who feel they are Very Likely. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 30-31, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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