Public support for the special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is cratering.
According to a new Monmouth University poll, barely a majority of Americans support the investigation, with 52% saying it should continue and 45% saying that the investigation should end.
That’s a dramatic shift from just one year ago, in May 2017, when 73% of Americans thought the investigation should continue and just 24% said it should end.
Monmouth’s polls, conducted between May 2017 and June 2018, show that support has steadily been eroding–largely due to the perception that the investigation is little more than a witch hunt, designed to injure Trump.
Support for the Mueller investigation could fall further–after Monday morning’s release of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) warrant for former Trump aide Carter Page, a move that’s largely considered to have started the Russia probe in the first place.
The document showed that the FBI did, in fact, heavily lean on the discredited Christopher Steele dossier, a collection of unverified political attacks on Trump that was paid for by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
President Trump himself took to Twitter to slam the investigation, writing, “So we now find out that it was indeed the unverified and Fake Dirty Dossier, that was paid for by Crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC, that was knowingly & falsely submitted to FISA and which was responsible for starting the totally conflicted and discredited Mueller Witch Hunt!”