A new Marist poll published on Wednesday indicates that 48 percent of Americans believe the special counsel probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign is being conducted fairly. At just below half that may appear to be weak approval — until it is contrasted with only 28 percent who consider Robert Mueller’s investigation unfair. Remaining undecided are 23 percent.
And 68 percent, or more than two-thirds, believe that Mueller should be allowed to complete his investigation.
Taken within the context of that same poll’s broader findings — which indicate a striking loss of public confidence in national institutions such as Congress, the two main political parties, and the media — the public perception of Mueller’s investigation doesn’t look bad at all.…