Robert Mueller was appointed as the special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation on May 17, 2017. Here’s a snapshot of where public opinion stands one year later.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller (R) departs after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Robert Mueller? The special counsel is still not well known. Thirty-eight percent in the April NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist Poll chose “unsure” or “never heard of” when asked their impressions of Mueller, down barely from 42 percent in January. Of the remainder in the poll, 32 percent had a favorable opinion of him, 30 percent unfavorable. In an early May Economist/YouGov online survey, a third answered “don’t know” when asked about him; of the rest, 34 percent had a positive opinion and 33 percent an unfavorable one.
Continue the investigation? The