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Do Americans approve of Mueller or Trump on Russian probe? A new poll has answers

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A new poll shows 47 percent of Americans approve of special counsel Robert Mueller's handling of the Russian investigation. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

A new poll shows how many Americans approve of special counsel Robert Mueller's handling of the Russian investigation, versus President Donald Trump's handling of the same.

What does the poll say?

While 47 percent of Americans approve of Mueller's handling of the Russian investigation, only 32 percent approve of Trump's handling of the investigation, a difference of 15 percentage points.

Another 34 percent disapprove of Mueller's handling of the Russian investigation, while 56 percent disapprove of Trump's handling.

Overall, when participants were asked whether the things Trump says about the Russian investigation are true, only 8 percent said they were completely true, while 24 percent said they were completely false.

Another 28 perent said they were mostly true, while 32 percent said they were mostly false.

Here's CNN's news video about the poll:

Can this poll be trusted?

The poll was conducted Dec. 14-17 from a national sample of 1,001 participants. It has an error margin of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

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