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New Poll Shows Mueller’s Public Image has Dropped to All-Time Low

New Poll Shows Mueller’s Public Image has Dropped to All-Time Low

“Mueller also continues to be little-known to many Americans.”

A new Politico/Morning Consult Poll shows the public’s image of Special Counsel Robert Mueller has hit an all-time low. Now 53% of the public view him “in an unfavorable light.”

Maybe because the investigation has gone for over a year and all the charges have led to everything but collusion? Maybe because the American people care about the economy more than anything else?

The Poll

That’s a 26-point drop from last July when Politico/Morning Consult first started the poll.

Thing is, it’s not just Republicans or conservatives in those unfavorable numbers:

Mueller’s unfavorable numbers have hit highs among both Democrats and independents, at 24 percent and 33 percent, respectively. Thirty-six percent of all registered voters are also seeing Mueller unfavorably, which represents the highest level since the polling first raised the topic 11 months ago. Back then, 23 percent of all voters said they viewed Mueller negatively.

Voters interviewed for the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll also have changed direction on whether they think the Mueller investigation has been on the up and up. In the latest survey, 40 percent of voters said it had been handled unfairly, compared to early February when 34 percent said the probe wasn’t being handled fairly. The percentage saying the investigation was being done fairly remained unchanged from February at 38 percent.

The latest poll also has bad news for the president. Forty-eight percent of voters believe Trump has attempted to impede or obstruct the Russia investigation, up from 44 percent who offered the same view in early February. Democrats by a wide margin — 79 percent — said Trump was trying to obstruct Mueller’s probe. But 70 percent of Republicans said the president wasn’t meddling in the investigation.

The poll found that 50% of Democrats gave Mueller “the thumbs-up for his job performance.” 18% of Republicans and 28% of Independents have a positive view of Mueller.

Here’s another interesting point. Even though the investigation has gone on for over a year, “Mueller also continues to be little-known to many Americans.” The poll found that “[T]hirty-two percent of all voters, and 40 percent of independents, said they either had no opinion of the special counsel or never heard of him.”

No opinion, or never heard of him.

Maybe it’s because the majority of Americans don’t care. We care about the economy. Jobs.

What Americans Care About

It’s why President Donald Trump won. He concentrated on the issues that us normal and mediocre Americans care about.

Even the Democrats have realized that they need to concentrate on the economy in order to make a dent in the 2018 midterms. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) saw the light! Pelosi has encouraged Democrats to stray away from the constant bashing of Trump and spend more time of economic issues.

Over at The New York Post, John Crudele reminded readers that while Americans love political scandals, the economy is the most important issue to us. Not social justice. Not Russian collusion. The economy. We want to know we have the ability to keep our jobs, grow in our jobs, and continue to fend for our family:

Scandals may keep the media occupied and entertained but even illicit sexual affairs — as both Bill and Donald learned — can be overcome if Americans have enough dough in their wallets and digits in their bank accounts.

Foreign intrigue like possible trade wars and tension with other countries are important only to journalists and pundits until these problems start affecting the economy and the amount of money in peoples’ pockets.

Crazy tweets and nutty comments — same thing. Show me where any nutty Trump tweet hurt the average person’s ability to feed his or her family. Until you can, consider them political theater that keeps us more entertained than worried.

I encourage everyone to read Salena Zito’s book The Great Revolt because she actually took the time to engage with those who voted for Trump. She brought up Trump’s tweets and his behavior and take a wild guess what most of them told her. They knew what they were getting into and still voted for him.


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Connivin Caniff | June 13, 2018 at 11:20 am

Hannity ought to do a detailed biography of this guy, including Hatfill/anthrax case, Boston and the rest of his sorry history at the FBI. I think people would be shocked.

Warlock, 1. Warlock hunter, 0.

Apparently, Mueller’s job is to punish people that support President Trump. That’s anew gig here in America, it will take time for us to use to new job.

Maybe we can add this to our vaunted Constitutional checks and balances: Whenever a new president is elected there shall be appointed a special prosecutor controlled by the new president’s political opponents charged with investigating every aspect of the new president’s life starting with the day he or she was born to find something –anything– to reove the president from office.

“What Americans care about . . . it’s why President Donald Trump won. He concentrated on the issues that us normal and mediocre Americans care about.”

The only American that Trump cares about is himself – he wouldn’t know “normal” since his life exists only inside his solipsistic mind.

Mediocre Americans are another story altogether. For what now amounts to four years of often repeated campaign lies and broken promises, Trump is given credit for accomplishments that were not his and he is constantly defended against his uncivil behavior of attacking everyone, especially his own GOP party members. It seems that everyone lies about Trump but he never lies about anything.

The criminal history of Donald Trump has been out on the internet to read and to verify but mediocre Trumpsters are seemingly unable to investigate.

    MattMusson in reply to gad-fly. | June 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Mediocre = Deplorable

    Barry in reply to gad-fly. | June 13, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Go ahead gad-but, give us that criminal history that is out there on the internet.

    I just searched gad-fly. You’re a convicted felon transvestite that molests little girls.

    It’s true, I read it on the internet.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to gad-fly. | June 13, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    gad-fly = deplorable = far left = rino. We voted for Trump to see deplorables put in their rightful place.

    Trump, and the rest of us, are right to be criticizing Mueller. Demonizing a demon is not interfering with or obstructing said demon, it is simply giving the demon credit for his nature.

    Max17 in reply to gad-fly. | June 13, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    gag-fly ~ “The criminal history of Donald Trump has been out on the internet to read and to verify but mediocre Trumpsters are seemingly unable to investigate.”
    gag, you need to shoot those Google search results over to Mueller ASAP. He’s been investigating for over a year and hasn’t found a thing to charge Trump with.
    Unless… Nah, you couldn’t be thinking Mueller is covering for Trump? Maybe you’ve read that on the internets too.

Poor, poor gadfly. Won’t get his cut of Hillary’s corruption.

I heard Andrew Klavan interview Selena Zito about her book. She’s no keyboard warrior or beltway pundit.

Zito drove through fly-over country, and went to the little towns, shops and diners to ask ‘real folks’ about their hopes and concerns in the age of Trump.

It’s on my reading list.

Mueller’s (and his Merry Band’s) reputation would suffer a great deal more if John and Jane Q. Public understood Brady/discovery and the implications of the Speedy Trial Act of 1974.

Mueller’s original approval rating, along with that of his team, was based on the public praise given him through our media. At that time, there was no discussion of his prior, public ethical problems due to overambitious prosecution.

Those stories only surfaced as the Mueller team’s behavior displayed acts of excessive partisanship and lack of prosecutorial discretion. Now, the behavior of the Mueller team can be viewed in the context of a long chain of abuses and usurpations. Americans have an antipathy for that sort of thing.

If his actions were common knowledge they would have to drill to the earth’s core to find the level of regard for Mueller.

He’s hounded innocent men to death, tried to keep innocent men in jail and suborned perjury. In other words a swamp creature.

Paul In Sweden | June 13, 2018 at 2:10 pm

What does public opinion mean to Mueller who does not run for election and can only be fired by Trump, AG Sessions and deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein?

Q. Does Trump have any senate confirmed MAGA DOJ appointees to replace Rosenstein and Sessions or can Trump just appoint an interim AG and Dep. AG after mid-terms? How would this work? Does anyone else think Sessions & Rosenstein are gone after mid-terms?

…Impeding and obstructing an investigation do not sound like the same thing to my ears, but I digress…