Majority of Americans Say Trump Interfered in Mueller investigation: Fox News Poll

A majority of Americans in a newly released poll say President Donald Trump tried to interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Meanwhile, most voters say they trust Mueller over Trump when it comes to telling the truth about the probe, according to the Fox News poll. But at the same time, a majority of Americans say there is no chance something in the report could change their view of the president.

An overwhelming majority of Americans (80 percent) are demanding that Mueller's report be released publicly, but stark differences arise in what people expect to learn from it, according to the Fox News poll released Sunday.

Regardless of the report's outcome, 52 percent of Americans said they believe Trump tried to interfere with the investigation over the past two years. Thirty-six percent said they do not believe Trump did so.

Only 11 percent said the investigation's findings should not be made public. And only 7 percent of Americans said there is a "strong" chance anything in the report could change their mind about Trump, while 41 percent said nothing in the report could alter their views of the president. Twenty-nine percent said there is a "small" chance something in the report could sway their view of Trump.

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A majority of Americans say President Donald Trump has tried to interfere with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian collusion investigation. Getty Images Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung

Less than one-third (29 percent) of Americans said they trust Trump to tell the truth about the Russian investigation, compared with 45 percent who trust Mueller's honesty about the probe. Almost one in 10 Americans (9 percent) trusts neither Trump nor Mueller.

Although many U.S. voters polled by Fox News said Trump tried to interfere with the investigation, far fewer think the Trump campaign actually coordinated with Russia to put the billionaire businessman into the White House.

"As important as the Mueller investigation is, it may not change the minds of many Americans about the president," Republican pollster Daron Shaw, who conducted the Fox News Poll with Democrat Chris Anderson, said in a statement released Sunday. "Barring a bombshell revelation, voters are likely to view the report through the prism of their partisan identities."

However, the Fox News poll data show that more Democrats (47 percent) are unwilling to change their views of the president than Republicans (39 percent).

The bipartisan poll was conducted between March 17 and 20, using 1,002 randomly selected registered voters across the country.