As Dems Push for Probe, Majority of Americans Support Call for Special Prosecutor

September 30, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

A majority of Americans want a special prosecutor to investigate the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia, according to a new poll (pdf) out Monday.

The poll by CNN/ORC finds that about two-thirds of Americans support that call, and 55 percent say they are at least somewhat concerned by reports that President Donald Trump’s team communicated with the Russian government during the 2016 election.

Only 32 percent said Congress would be capable of handling the investigation itself.

The results are closely tied to political party, with 71 percent of Democrats saying they are “very concerned” about the reports of the Trump team’s communication with the Russians, and 54 percent of Republicans saying they have no concerns “at all” on that subject.

The poll comes as congressional lawmakers intensify their calls for an independent investigation into Russia’s alleged involvement in the election.