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Most Americans want special prosecutor to investigate Trump-Russia ties

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A majority of Americans want an independent special prosecutor to be appointed to investigate contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.

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This is according to the results of a new CNN/ORC poll.

The poll found that 65 percent of Americans think a special prosecutor should be appointed, while 32 percent said Congress is capable of handling the investigation.

Democrats and independents are more likely than Republicans to say a special prosecutor should be appointed, although 43 percent of Republicans support the call for a special prosecutor.

The support for a special prosecutor comes as 55 percent of Americans are at least "somewhat concerned" people associated with Trump's campaign had contact with Russian operatives, including 37 percent that are "very concerned."

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