Poll: Large Majority of Voters Don’t Care About Stormy Daniels Story

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Democrats and Republicans alike generally do not care about the allegations that President Donald Trump had an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, according to a new poll.

The Quinnipiac University poll, released on Tuesday, found that a majority of voters, 58 percent, believe the affair actually did happen, compared to 14 percent who believe it did not happen. Republican are evenly divided 32-32 on the question, while majorities of Democrats and independents said they believe the affair occurred.

But a whopping 73 percent of voters said they do not believe the affair is an "important issue." That includes a majority of Democrats (51 percent), independents (79 percent) and Republicans (90 percent).

Quinnipiac also asked about the $130,000 payment that Trump attorney Michael Cohen made to Daniels in 2016, which Daniels alleges was in exchange for her silence. A majority of voters, 59 percent, said they believe Trump knew about the payment, compared to 24 percent who said they believe Trump was not aware.

But once again, the poll found that voters tended not to care whether or not the president knew about the payment. Fifty-nine percent of voters said whether or not Trump knew about the payment is not an important issue.

"Yes he did it. No we don't care. A big yawn from voters on Stormy Daniels, President Trump, and the payoff," summarized Quinnipiac University poll assistant director Tim Malloy.

The poll did find that voters tend to support Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor overseeing the investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Fifty-two percent of voters said that Mueller is running a fair investigation. Only 13 percent of voters said they would support Trump if he moved to fire Mueller; even a majority of Republicans said the president should not fire him.

Alex Griswold

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Alex is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. Before joining the Free Beacon, he was a writer for Mediaite and The Daily Caller. He is originally from Buffalo, New York, but regrettably now lives in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at griswold@freebeacon.com

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