The new polling indicated a massive shift in the public perception of Mueller. Previous polls indicated support for the investigation as high as 63 percent. Now over half of voters feel the investigation is questionable.
More than half of voters polled at election sites on Tuesday said that they believe the Mueller probe is politically motivated, according to exit polling data compiled by CNN.
Only 40 percent of voters said they approve of the Mueller investigation, which is looking into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Slightly more voters said they disapprove, according to CNN.
Those numbers track closely with NBC News’ exit polling data.
According to NBC, 45 percent of voters said they disapprove of Mueller’s handling of the investigation, which began with an FBI probe on July 31, 2016. Forty-two percent of voters said they approve of Mueller’s handling of the inquiry.