Although almost 60% of Americans say that Donald Jr.should not have met with the Russians, there is another point that must be made regarding the meeting. Donald Trump, and his campaign, denied any meetings between any campaign official, Donald Trump, or any Trump family member and the Russians. It is this denial that is a serious problem.
Views on whether these members of Trump's family and campaign ought to have met with the Russian lawyer vary based on how concerned Americans are about Trump campaign contacts with Russians overall. Those who say they are concerned about those contacts broadly say the group shouldn't have taken the meeting (81%), but those who are less concerned split about evenly (39% in that group say they should have taken the meeting, 36% say they should not have, and almost a quarter say they are unsure).
Those general concerns about contacts between the Trump campaign and Russians are also sharply divided by party. Overall, about half say they are very or somewhat concerned about reports that people associated with Trump's campaign had contact with suspected Russian operatives during last year's campaign. Among Democrats, nearly 8 in 10 are deeply concerned, while among Republicans, just 20% share that view. A majority of Republicans, 55%, say they are not concerned at all about those reports. CNN