Nov 13, 2019

Poll: 81% of voters say their beliefs on Trump impeachment are mostly set

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A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday found that 81% of voters surveyed said there is no or little chance they will change their minds regarding the House's impeachment inquiry into PresidentTrump.

Why it matters: The poll comes hours before the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry kicks off.

  • A majority of voters (62%) said there was no chance that their views on impeachment would change, and 19% said there was a small chance they could be moved.

The big picture: The new poll found that 50% of voters support the impeachment inquiry and 41% oppose it.

  • That's largely unmoved from the last Politico/Morning Consult impeachment poll in October, which had 50% of voters supporting the inquiry and 43% opposing it.
  • A plurality of voters (48%) said they "definitely" or "probably" believe that the Trump administration withheld military aid from Ukraine in order to pressure the country’s government into investigating President Trump's political rivals, while 30% said they "definitely" or "probably" don’t believe that.

Between the lines, per Axios' Alayna Treene: House Democrats believe it is imperative that the American people hear directly from the key figures involved in the Ukraine saga in the public hearings.

Methodology: This poll was conducted Nov. 8-10, surveying 1,993 registered voters. It has a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points.

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Poll: Public opinion is split on impeachment after hearings

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A poll conducted by SSRS for CNN shows that public opinion on President Trump's impeachment is split and remains unchanged from October.

Why it matters: Only half of the 1,007 respondents said they believe Trump should be impeached and removed from office over his handling of military aid to Ukraine and 43% said he should not, despite five days of public hearings in House Democrats' impeachment inquiry.

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Poll: Biden leads Trump by 12 points in head-to-head matchup

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New polling conducted by Fox News suggests former Vice President Joe Biden would beat President Trump by 12 points in the 2020 general election.

Why it matters: Democratic primary voters are looking to nominate a candidate who can beat Trump in 2020, and Biden may be that person. But we're still a year out from the general election.

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Poll: 10% of Trump voters could withhold support over vaping ban

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About 10% of President Trump's 2016 voters said they would be less likely to vote for a 2020 presidential candidate that backs a flavored e-cigarette ban, a Morning Consult poll published Wednesday shows.

Why it matters: The Trump administration has been weighing a federal ban on almost all flavored vaping products since September. At least 47 people have died from a lung injury associated with e-cigarette use in 25 states.

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