Poll: Majority think Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians signals collusion between Kremlin and Trump campaign

President Donald Trump's eldest son and trusted senior advisor sparked an international debate when his 2016 meeting with Russian government officials came to light.

The first son's controversial meeting has dominated headlines, with many people thinking the meeting is a sign of collusion, according to a new AOL News survey.

The poll finds 55 percent said Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian government lawyer signals collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign. Meanwhile, 41 percent of respondents said the meeting did not signal collusion between the Russian government and Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Another four percent of respondents said they weren't sure.

RELATED: Politicians, pundits sound off on Donald Trump Jr.'s emails

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Politicians, pundits sound off on Donald Trump Jr.'s emails
If this isn't treasonous, I'm not sure what is. https://t.co/QrBaaf4psM
Is this Hillary Collusion?? https://t.co/JMX4kqIbt7
Quick reminder: something doesn't have to be illegal for it to be foolish, wrong and un-American. @DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/nnWxmryCKV
.@LindseyGrahamSC on CNN: I know Don Jr and Jared Kushner are new to politics but this is going to require a lot of questions to be answered
.@realDonaldTrump’s son & aides met w/ Russian agent to influence our election. That is a fact.… https://t.co/Enf0NK8AGj
.@MerriamWebster definition of #collusion: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful p… https://t.co/Rqo26PD5Xw
Liberal media in a frenzy because Donald Trump Jr released all his emails. Should've just deleted them. We know that's fine with them!
What seems interesting: Email tells Trump Jr. the effort is part of Russia government's efforts to help Trump. He doesn't ask questions.
"On its face, this email chain is proof of a willingness expressed by @DonaldJTrumpJr to collude with Russia" --@JakeTapper on @CNN
So...this is it right?
I consider my friend @DonaldJTrumpJr a honorable man in every sense of the word . 🇺🇸✌️
Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman says Trump Jr. emails are "almost a smoking cannon." Told me "there's no question this is treason."
.@matthewamiller: I don't know how anyone can come out and defend what is in these emails, whether republican or democrat #AMR
Graham: Trump Jr. "definitely has to testify" https://t.co/SzwEwq9LLE
Sen. Hatch says the Don Jr. emails are not "relevant" and "all this stuff about Trump's sons and daughter -- it's a bunch of bunk."
Statement from @VPPressSec on Donald Trump Jr meeting and @VP's knowledge https://t.co/iYiyoWfHRx
There's NO way Don Jr, Jared & Paul Manafort met w/ the Russian Gov't operative without advising Donald Trump in advance. HE'S GUILTY, TOO!
Tapper: "This can't be dismissed as people out to get Donald J. Trump Jr. or fake news. This is evidence of willing… https://t.co/oSaRNQBtLb
So, I just talked to Mark Warner: https://t.co/eXm4ECI3OW
Sen @ChrisMurphyCT on Don Jr: "For a long time we saw a lot of smoke but no fire, you're seeing the fire today."
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The 39-year-old agreed to the meeting in an effort to gather incriminating information on his father's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr. posted a series of emails between him and publicist Rob Goldstone, who arranged the meeting.

The possibility of collusion between the Kremlin and Trump's Republican presidential campaign was again thrust into the national spotlight. According to Reuters, U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow sought to hurt Clinton and help Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

"This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump," read an email Trump Jr. posted to Twitter last week.

"If it's what you say I love it," Trump Jr. replied in part.

Both Democrats and Republicans used Trump Jr.'s revelation of the meeting as further evidence that Russia's interference in the 2016 election deserves a larger platform.

** Polls conducted by AOL.com do not use scientific sampling. Surveys sample thousands of users and consistently reflect results to polls administered by other outlets.

(Reuters contributed to this report)

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