Survey: Strong Plurality Say Trump Will Be Exonerated

More voters think President Donald Trump will be exonerated of wrongdoing in the Russian probe than think the opposite, according to a new Morning Consult/Politico Poll.

The survey found that 49% of respondents said it was likely Trump would be cleared compared with 37% who said he would not.

They were less confident that no Trump family member would be indicted, but 46% said that was not likely while 41% percent said it was.

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Almost a third (32%) said they thought the President would leave office before his term was up, while 57% said no.

There was no consensus on whether the new Fire and Fury book about the Trump Administration by Michael Wolff was credible. Only 19% said it was, while 13% said the revelations are very credible; 13% not too credible, and 12% not credible at all. But a strong plurality (42%) said they either had not heard of the book or had no opinion.

The poll was conducted Jan. 4-5 among 1,988 registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus two percentage points.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.