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Poll: Most Americans Think President Trump Is Trying to Obstruct the Russia Investigation

Tessa Berenson
Trump claimed millions voted illegally, but never had any proof

More than half of Americans think President Trump has tried to obstruct the investigation into his ties to Russia, according to a new poll.

A recent AP-NORC poll found that 63% of Americans think Trump has attempted to impede or obstruct the Russia investigation. But it also found that fewer than half of Americans think he has done something illegal with Russia: 40% think he did something illegal, while 32% think he has done something unethical but not illegal, and 25% think he hasn’t done anything wrong.

Regardless, many doubt that the Russia investigations will be unbiased.

Just 26% of Americans are confident that the Justice Department investigation will be fair and impartial, and even fewer — 13% — feel that way about the congressional probe. The confidence in the Justice Department inquiry has increased among Democrats but decreased among Republicans since June.

The AP-NORC poll surveyed 1,020 adults from Dec. 7-11 from a representative sample of the U.S. population. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.