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EXIT POLLS: Voters Don’t Care About Russia ‘Collusion,’ Mueller Probe

“We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you, Bob Rumson is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things and two things only: Making you afraid of it, and telling you who’s to blame for it.” — President Andrew Shephard, The American President

That quote perfectly sums up the Democrats’ fixation on Russia, and the alleged collusion committed by President Trump’s campaign during the 2016 presidential campaign. The canard was first floated by two-time loser Hillary Clinton as an excuse for her loss to a TV reality show star. But Democrats have kept the bogus story alive for (now) more than two years — with nary an ort of evidence.

But the Democrats have spent the last two years trying to make Americans afraid of it, and, of course, blaming Trump himself for it.

And you know who cares? Virtually no one.

As part of the 2018 midterm elections on Tuesday, several news organizations conducted exit polls, asking voters why they voted as they did and what issues they cared about most. Some 41% of voters said health care was their top issue, followed by 23% favoring immigration reform, 21% citing the economy and 11% saying gun policy, CNN reported.

That’s 96%. After that, more than a dozen issues pulled 1%. But Russia/collusion wasn’t even one of those! The amount voters cared about alleged collusion was literally immeasurable.

The CNN poll was able to measure how voters feel about the probe being run by special counsel Robert Mueller. A majority (54%) viewed the Russia investigation as “politically motivated.” Just 41% disagreed. And a plurality (46%) disapproved of Mueller’s handling of it, while 42% approved.

In other recent polls, NBC News found only 42% of voters approve of Mueller’s handling, while 45% disapprove. What’s more, only 61 percent of Democrats approve of Mueller. And a CBS News poll found that 53% think the Russia investigation is politically motivated, with only 44% saying it is justified.

With Democrats taking control of the House, the numbers stand as a clear warning. Democrats have vowed to launch numerous investigations into Trump, but the exit poll findings show Americans care little about Russia and the Mueller probe.