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Most Americans want a special prosecutor for Russia investigation

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As the Trump administration faces more allegations of ties to Russia, a majority of Americans think a special prosecutor should be brought in to find the truth.

However, President Trump's approval rating was largely untouched in February despite the swirling Russia scandal,  according to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday.

While Democrats are more likely to favor a special prosecutor over letting Congress investigate, 43 percent of Republicans surveyed agreed.

By the numbers

  • 65 percent of Americans would rather see a special prosecutor on Russia than leaving it to Congress
  • 82 percent of Democrats want a special prosecutor, as do 67 percent of independent voters and 43 percent of Republicans
  • 34 percent of respondents call Russia a "very serious" threat, compared to 21 percent last May
  • Republicans were once more likely to call Russia a serious threat. Now, Democrats are about twice as likely to say so.
  • Trump's approval rating ticked up slightly from 44 percent to 45 percent in February.
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President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP)

The poll also found Trump's well-received speech to Congress last week did not change the results. The only issue where Trump earns predominantly positive reviews is his handling of the economy, with 55 percent approving.

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President Donald Trump is applauded as he addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Meanwhile, Vice President Pence has a 47 percent favorable view. Congress' approval rating of 28 percent may seem dismal, but that's the highest it's been in the CNN poll since 2009. 

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