New Polls Show Americans Agree Barr Should Release Full Mueller Report

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 04: U.S. Attorney General William Barr attends a meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General in the State Dining Room at the White House March 04, 2019 in Washington, DC. President... WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 04: U.S. Attorney General William Barr attends a meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General in the State Dining Room at the White House March 04, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump addressed the group about progress made by his administration in fighting crime and drug trafficking and securing the southern border with Mexico. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 29, 2019 3:56 p.m.

While the end of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe did not bring Americans in agreement on whether President Trump obstructed justice or colluded with Russia to win the election, a series of recent polls shows that there’s bipartisan support for one thing related to the investigation: they want read it, in full.

Three recent polls conducted by NPR, CNN and the HuffPost show that the majority of Americans, across political ideologies, would like Attorney General William Barr to release the full report detailing what special counsel Robert Mueller found in his two-year investigation. The Justice Department announced Friday that it likely release Mueller’s report by mid-April, but with redactions.

In the recent NPR/PBS/Marist poll, three-quarters of Americans said the report should be made public, including 54 percent of Republicans, an overwhelming 90 percent of Democrats, and three-quarters of independents. NPR found that just 18 percent of respondents felt that Barr’s summary of the investigation was sufficient.

HuffPost’s poll produced similar results: 66 percent overall wanted to see the full version of the report, including 59 percent of Republicans and independents.

CNN’s SSRS poll revealed the largest consensus of three: 87 percent of Americans want the full document released to the public, including 80 percent of Republicans.

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