House GOP touts poll showing impeachment advantage for Republicans
House GOP leaders are telling their rank-and-file members that impeachment will backfire on Democrats and give the GOP a chance to flip dozens of Democratic-held seats next year.Members were briefed Monday during a call led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on a new poll taken by the House GOP's campaign arm that showed 68 percent of voters see impeachment as being politically motivated."The numbers look good for us," oneMembers were briefed Monday during a call led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on a new poll taken by the House GOP's campaign arm that showed 68 percent of voters see impeachment as being politically motivated.
A majority of Americans surveyed in a, or 52 percent, say they want President Trump impeached and removed from office as House Democrats pursue an impeachment inquiry against him.
The results from a poll out on Wednesday marks a 7-point rise in support for Trump's impeachment since a Gallup survey in June, soon after the release of former special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.
But 46 percent of respondents in the new poll said Trump should not be impeached and removed, according to the latest poll.
Majority of Americans Back Trump Impeachment Probe, WSJ/NBC Poll Says
A majority of Americans say President Trump’s actions regarding Ukraine are a serious matter and merit an impeachment inquiry by Congress, but a plurality says that, based on what they know now, the president shouldn’t be removed from office, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. The survey suggests that the public is closely following House Democrats’ investigation but isn’t convinced that Mr. Trump should lose his job over accusations that he misused his office by pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. Mr. Trump says he has done nothing wrong.
Support for impeachment remains overwhelming among Democrats at 89 percent, while 55 percent of independents polled said the same. Only six percent of Republicans said they supported Trump's impeachment and removal, one point less than in June.
The poll also found a rise in approval for Congress in the past month, with 25 percent of U.S. adults saying they approve of its job performance, up from 18 percent in September before Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the launch of an impeachment inquiry into the president over his contacts with Ukraine.
Results showed approval of Congress's job performance spiked specifically among Democrats, with 34 percent of the respondents saying they now approve of the legislative body, up from 19 percent a month ago.
The poll also found an 6-point increase in approval of Congress among independents, while Republicans' approval level remained steady at 17 percent.
Meanwhile, Trump's approval rating among Americans remained largely steady, with 39 percent of respondents in the new poll said they approve of the job he is doing - down from 40 percent job in September.
The latest Gallup poll surveyed 1,526 adults via telephone interviews on Oct. 1-13. The adults lived in all 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the poll with a confidence level of 95 percent.
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