Even though most voters approve the appointment of a special counsel to investigate former President Donald Trump, an even larger majority think politics is behind the probe.
That's according to the latest Rasmussen Reports.
The national survey found that 50% of likely U.S. voters approve of Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate Trump, including 33% who "strongly approved."
Forty-three percent (43%) disapproved, including 32% who "strongly disapproved" of the appointment of a special counsel.
Garland appointed former federal prosecutor Jack Smith to determine whether former Trump will face charges in connection with his attempts to reverse the 2020 presidential election or his retention of government documents at his Florida home.
Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters think it’s likely that the special counsel investigation of Trump is politically motivated, including 44% who think a political motive is "very likely."
Thirty-four percent (34%) don’t think it is likely that the Trump investigation is politically motivated, including 19% who say it is "not at all likely."
To see survey question wording, click here.