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Poll: Most favor an independent commission to probe Trump-Russia ties

The Hill logo The Hill 3/24/2017 Nikita Vladimirov
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A majority of registered voters are in favor of an independent commission to investigate the potential ties between President Trump's campaign and the Russian government, a new poll finds.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey released on Friday, 66 percent of those polled favor an independent commission, and 29 percent do not.

Similarly, 65 percent consider Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election "very important" or "somewhat important."

The poll also found that 63 percent of registered voters are "somewhat" or "very" concerned about the president's relationship with Moscow.

According to the survey, a majority disapproves of the way Trump is handling Washington's policy toward Russia, 59 percent to 27 percent.

Republicans view the Trump administration's Russia policy more favorably, with 61 percent approving and 20 percent disapproving.

The Quinnipiac University poll surveyed 1,056 registered voters nationwide between March 16 and 21. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

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