A majority of voters in a new survey says Donald TrumpDonald TrumpReport: Donald Trump Jr. ‘miserable’ Poll: Majority says Trump Jr. meeting inappropriate Strange faces tough Senate primary fight MORE Jr.’s decision to meet last year with a Russian lawyer was inappropriate.
A Politico/Morning Consult poll found 52 percent of registered voters think it was inappropriate for Trump Jr. to accept the meeting with the Russian lawyer, compared to just 23 percent who said it was proper.
Another 25 percent of respondents don’t have an opinion on the issue.
Among Republicans, 44 percent say it was appropriate and just 24 percent disagree.
But a significant majority of Democrats, about 80 percent, thinks accepting the offer last year to meet with a Russian lawyer was inappropriate.
A majority of voters also thinks Trump Jr.’s meeting last year should be part of the probe by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian election meddling.
Forty-six percent of voters said the president ha been “not too truthful” or “not truthful at all,” while 41 percent think Trump has been “very” or “somewhat” truthful.
The poll was conducted from July 13 to 16 among 1,994 registered voters. The margin of error is 2 percent.
News of Trump Jr.’s meeting last year has spurred controversy, with some lawmakers calling it a smoking gun in the Russia probe.
Trump Jr. last week released a chain of emails detailing his conversations about setting up the meeting with a Russian lawyer who he was told had compromising information on Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonReport: Donald Trump Jr. ‘miserable’ Poll: Majority says Trump Jr. meeting inappropriate House Dems question Ivanka Trump’s security clearance MORE.
President Trump has since defended his son, saying most politicians would have taken a meeting like the one Trump Jr. attended.