Majority of Voters: Special Prosecutor Needed to Probe Alleged Trump Campaign-Russia Ties

A majority of registered voters are in favor having a special prosecutor investigate potential ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign aides and Kremlin officials, a Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday shows.

Fifty-seven percent say they are in favor of such a probe, compared to 31 percent who say they are not. Thirteen percent say they don’t know or don’t have an opinion on the matter.

The online poll of 1,992 registered voters was conducted from March 2—when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his recusal from federal investigations into such potential interference—to March 6. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

As to whether Russia influenced the outcome of the 2106 presidential elections, the results are more evenly divided: 41 percent say it did, compared to 42 percent who say it did not. Seventeen percent say they don’t know or have no opinion.

Of those who say it did have an impact, 85 percent say it hurt Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, while 87 percent say it helped Trump.