Special Counsel Robert Mueller's unfavorable ratings have reached new highs with voters, a Politico/Morning Consult poll has found. Fifty-three percent of Republican voters view Mueller negatively, up 26 points since last July. Among Democrats, a record 24 percent have an unfavorable opinion of Mueller, and among independents that number is even higher, 33 percent. Across all voters, 36 percent hold a poor opinion of Mueller, up from 23 percent just under a year ago. Yet while President Trump has often criticized Mueller for his alleged bias, 48 percent of voters say the president tried to obstruct the Russia investigation, up 4 points from February. A majority of voters, 59 percent, say Trump should not self-pardon if charges are brought against him.

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