Poll: Majority of Americans Want Special Prosecutor To Investigate Russia-Trump Allegations

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Mar 06, 2017 3:30 PM
Poll: Majority of Americans Want Special Prosecutor To Investigate Russia-Trump Allegations

Despite zero evidence of wrongdoing between the Trump campaign, Trump White House and the Russian government, the murky details surrounding the topic have Americans concerned. 

A new CNN/ORC Poll shows the majority of Americans, including an overwhelming number of independent voters, are concerned about the ongoing saga and want a special prosecutor to investigate.

The breakdown:

Broken down by party affiliation, only 43 percent of Republicans think a special prosecutor is necessary to handle the investigation, while 82 percent of Democrats and 67 percent of independents call for a special prosecutor.

Slightly more than half of Americans, 55 percent, say they are at least somewhat concerned by the reports that Trump campaign officials had contacts with Russia during the campaign

Democrats on Capitol Hill have been demanding a special prosecutor for weeks while Republicans have argued intelligence committees in the House and Senate are where the investigations should be conducted.

Late last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any investigation surrounding the 2016 presidential election.