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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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Why it matters: Despite being propped up by an extraordinary amount of fiscal stimulus and support from central banks, the state of the global economy remains fragile.

Scoop: Gina Haspel threatened to resign over plan to install Kash Patel as CIA deputy

CIA Director Gina Haspel. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

CIA Director Gina Haspel threatened to resign in early December after President Trump cooked up a hasty plan to install loyalist Kash Patel, a former aide to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), as her deputy, according to three senior administration officials with direct knowledge of the matter.

Why it matters: The revelation stunned national security officials and almost blew up the leadership of the world's most powerful spy agency. Only a series of coincidences — and last minute interventions from Vice President Mike Pence and White House counsel Pat Cipollone — stopped it.

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