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News Monday, May 15 2017

Majority of Americans Want An Independent Investigation Into Trump & Russia

May 15, 2017

Mirroring American Bridge’s poll of persuadable voters in targeted, GOP-held congressional districts, three new public polls show the American people disapprove of Trump’s firing the FBI Director, believe it was linked to ongoing FBI investigation of Trump and Russia, and want an independent investigation removed from Congress to investigate Trump. By a two-to-one margin, Americans are ready to replace candidates who fail to stand up to Trump with someone who will. 
“Rubber stamping Donald Trump’s agenda and refusing to back an independent commission or special prosecutor to investigate his campaign’s ties to Russia isn’t just dangerous for the country, its a career-ender for Republicans in Congress.  Republicans have a choice: back an independent investigation, or get ready to lose your job to someone who will,” said American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah.

The results of American Bridge’s polling in top swing districts can be found here. Key excerpts from recent public polls are below. 
“And asked if they prefer Congress or an independent commission or special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s involvement, just 15 percent pick Congress, while 78 percent support an independent commission or special prosecutor.”
“A majority of Americans — 54 percent — think that President Donald Trump’s abrupt dismissal of FBI Director James Comey was not appropriate, while 46 percent think that Comey was fired due to the Russia investigation, according to results from a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll.  A strong majority of Democrats and Democratic-leaners (84 percent) and Independents who do not lean toward either party (61 percent) say that the firing was not appropriate.”

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“Overall, 46 percent of Americans think Trump’s decision to fire Comey was related to the Russia investigation.”
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The Danger For Republicans in Congress  —-> 
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Published: May 15, 2017

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