Fifty-five percent of Americans think that the allegations in the anonymous opinion piece published by The New York Times last week are true, according to the Quinnipiac poll. At the same time, 51 percent of voters think that the author of the op-ed did the wrong thing by publishing the allegations anonymously.
"American voters believe those tales of intrigue coming from the Trump White House, but they think it's wrong to tell those tales anonymously," Assistant Director of the Quinnipiac University Poll Tim Malloy said.
In a note before the article, The New York Times said it took the "rare step" of publishing the anonymous op-ed essay because it was "the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers." The publication said the author, a senior Trump administration official, requested anonymity to protect his or her job.