In a new poll, Americans say that recent developments in the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian election interference and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign have had a dramatic effect on their approval rating.
Here's what the poll says
The number of Americans disapproving of the investigation also dropped from 40 percent in July to 37 percent in August.
That also means that the net positive approval for Mueller's probe jumped from just 8 percentage points, to 21 percentage points in the span of a month.
The Hill reported that it was unclear if the results were as a result of recent developments in Mueller's probe, including the conviction of former campaign manager Paul Manafort, and Michael Cohen pleading guilty to charges of campaign finance violations.
Cohen's lawyer argued that if his client committed crimes at the behest of President Donald Trump that this necessarily means the president is an "un-indicted co-conspirator." Some critics of the president have pounced on the development to push for impeachment proceedings, but thus far few Democrats have jumped on the bandwagon.
Trump has frequently and consistently decried the very existence of the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference, and has called it a "witch hunt" since its inception.
In a recent tweet, he called it similar to the McCarthy anti-Communist trials of the 1950s.
Study the late Joseph McCarthy, because we are now in period with Mueller and his gang that make Joseph McCarthy lo… https://t.co/n48q2wwFlC— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1534681478.0
"Study the late Joseph McCarthy," he tweeted, "because we are now in period with Mueller and his gang that make Joseph McCarthy look like a baby! Rigged Witch Hunt!"
Here's a Fox News discussion about the Mueller investigation to date: