Most Americans think Robert Mueller’s time is up.
A new Zogby Analytics poll shows 52 percent think it’s “time for special counsel Robert Mueller to wrap up his probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election,” compared to 30 percent who disagree and 18 percent who aren’t sure.
The pollster breaks down the numbers:
Overall, more than half of respondents wanted special counsel Robert Mueller to end the probe into Russian meddling; nearly a third do not, and 18% are not sure. Majories and pluralities of most demographics agreed that it was time for Mueller to wrap up his investigation.
Of course, Trump’s base supported this idea the most – men (56% yes/31% no), voters age 50-64 (61% yes/28% no), voters who earn more than $150k (59% yes/34% no), NASCAR fans (67% yes/16% no), and Walmart shoppers (61% yes/26% no).
But interestingly, even groups sympathetic to democrats felt it was time to end the probe. Pluralities of younger Millennials age 18-29 (36% yes/31% no), older Millennials age 25-34 (43% yes/31% no), Hispanics (50% yes/26% no), women (49% yes/28% no), and Independents (47% yes/29% no) felt it’s time for Mueller to wrap up his probe.
Shockingly, a third of democrats wanted the probe to end (32% yes/49% no)!
The findings are obviously good news for Trump, who is demanding an end to the “witch hunt,” but it’s not the only positive for the president.
Trump’s job approval is also inching upward, particularly among independents, and “he is polling better than democrats when it comes to the economy,” according to Zogby.
Of the 1,016 likely U.S. voters contacted between August 6 and 8, 46 percent approve of Trump’s performance, and a majority – 52 percent – think signs are looking good for the economy for the next four years, a figure that’s up from polls in May and June.
“Why … Trump’s job approval increased is likely due to the fact that voters feel confident about the U.S. economy,” the pollster reports.
The positive outlook is obvious across nearly all age demographics, though women were less likely to predict prosperity than men.
“If Trump has decent support among younger voters, women, and independents, in the low to mid forties, that might be enough support for him to possibly help republicans keep control of both houses, and propel him to re-election in 2020,” according to the new poll.
The bottom line: “President Trump is riding high at the moment because his job approval rating is solid and the economy is doing well.”
Data from Gallup and Rasmussen Reports shows Trump’s job approval rating also eclipses Obama’s during the same time in his presidency.
The Aug. 10 Daily Presidential Tracking Poll from Rasmussen Reports, now the only daily poll tracking the president’s performance, shows 46 percent of likely U.S. voters approve – the same figure cited by Zogby.
Gallup’s historical data shows Obama’s job approval ranged between 43 and 45 percent in Aug. 2010, and it was at 44 percent on Aug. 10.