How do the American people feel about two key figures involved in the Russia investigation? Both President Donald Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller received lower marks in a recent poll asking that question, although more Americans seem to trust Mueller than the president on the subject.
Most Americans disapprove of the way Trump has handled himself during the course of the investigation, according to a new CNN/SSRS poll published on Tuesday, with 29 percent approving of his handling of the investigation and 57 percent disapproving. That's a decline in the number of people who approved of the president's handling of the inquiry, which was 33 percent in October, reported CNN.
Mueller saw a similar decline from earlier in the year, although the special counsel does receive a net-positive rating for his work on the investigation. Forty-three percent approve of his handling of the probe, while 40 percent disapprove.
This isn't Mueller's lowest marks on the question of how he's handling the investigation. In June of this year, only 41 percent of Americans approved of his work. The poll on Monday finds that Trump's marks this month tie his lowest numbers, with only 29 percent also approving of his handling of the Russia inquiry back in June as well.