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Politics Poll: Majority of Americans against Trump Impeachment

23:45  25 september  2019
23:45  25 september  2019 Source:   nationalreview.com

Support for Trump impeachment, removal grows by 10 points in a week: poll

  Support for Trump impeachment, removal grows by 10 points in a week: poll A survey from Quinnipiac University Poll released Monday found respondents evenly split, 47 percent to 47 percent, on whether they support impeaching President Trump and removing him from office, a 10-point swing in favor of impeachment over a five-day period. © Getty Images Support for Trump impeachment, removal grows by 10 points in a week: poll The polling firm previously found voters opposed to impeachment and removal, 57 percent to 37 percent, in a poll released Sept. 25.

Most Americans are against removing President Trump from office, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump listens to reporters in Washington, D.C., August 30, 2019.© Yuri Gripas/Reuters President Donald Trump listens to reporters in Washington, D.C., August 30, 2019.

The poll was conducted from September 19 to 23, before the Wednesday release of the transcript of a phone conversation between Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. During this period, Trump faced growing outrage over accusations he improperly pressured Zelensky to conduct investigations that would damage presidential candidate Joe Biden.

37 percent of respondents to the poll said Trump should be impeached and removed from office, while 57 percent were against impeachment.

Support for impeaching Trump hits new high

  Support for impeaching Trump hits new high Support for impeaching President Donald Trump is growing. © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump A batch of recent polling confirms the Democratic impeachment push is gaining steam — including a new POLITICO/Morning Consult survey that shows for the first time that more voters support than oppose proceedings to remove Trump from office. The uptick is primarily among Democrats, as Republican voters surveyed continue to have Trump's back. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

The poll surveyed 1,337 registered voters and had a 3.2 percent margin of error.

Voters were largely opposed to impeachment even though approval of Trump’s job performance stands at 38 percent, with 55 percent reporting an unfavorable view of the President.

The findings show almost no change in attitudes toward impeachment since late August. A Monmouth University poll released August 22 found that 35 percent of Americans were against impeachment, while 59 percent were opposed.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday that she would support an impeachment inquiry into the President.

A graphic in the New York Times shows 205 House Democrats who have come out in support of impeachment. A small fraction of the House Democratic caucus is either against impeachment, undecided, or has not responded to queries from the Times.

As of this writing, no House Republican has come out in favor of impeachment.

Pelosi and other top Democrats have been reluctant to move forward with impeachment proceedings as some centrist representatives fear doing so would damage their reelection prospects. However, in the wake of the whistle blower scandal currently roiling Washington, many Democrats who were previously undecided have since given their backing to impeach Trump.

Pelosi: Impeachment worth losing House in 2020 .
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) indicated Saturday that successfully pursuing impeachment of President Trump would be worth suffering political consequences, including losing the Democrats' House majority in 2020.During an interview at Tribune Fest, hosted by the Texas Tribune, Pelosi argued that following Congress' mandate to hold the president accountable was more important than politics."Heading into the next election cycle, do you have any anxiety at all about any of the stuff we're talking about...impacting your ability to hold control of the House in 2020?" Tribune CEO Evan Smith asked."It doesn't matter," Pelosi responded.

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