Oct 14, 2019

Poll: Majority of Dems in early voting states want Trump imprisoned

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Firehouse Strategies, a Republican firm, and data company Optimus found that a majority of 1,765 likely Democratic primary voters in early voting states believe that President Trump should not only be impeached but also imprisoned.

The big picture: Support for impeachment has continued to climb since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an inquiry into allegations that Trump in July tried to pressure the president of Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden, but there has been little polling on the public's opinion on imprisonment for the president.

Details: 53% of respondents in Iowa, 50% in New Hampshire, and 54% in South Carolina agreed with the statement: "Some members of Congress have stated that President Trump should not only be impeached, but also imprisoned."

The survey was conducted from Oct. 8-10, 2019, from a sample of 1,765 likely 2020 Democratic presidential primary voters in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina via landline (IA: 219; NH: 225; SC: 239), cellphone (IA: 107; NH: 113; SC: 116) and text messaging (IA: 222; NH: 272; SC: 252). Each state sample was weighted by age group, gender and political party to reflect the demographic characteristics of the likely voter population within each state. Margins of error vary by question and segment but is generally ± 3.6% in IA, ± 3.7% in NH, and ± 3.7% in SC for the topline results.

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Pew survey: 54% approve of House impeachment inquiry

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A survey published on Thursday by the Pew Research Center found that 54% of 3,487 adults polled currently approve of the House decision to pursue an impeachment inquiry into President Trump for his dealings with Ukraine.

Between the lines: This represents a subtle change since early September before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the inquiry.

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Poll: 62% of Trump supporters say nothing he could do would change opinion

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62% of people who approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as president say they can't think of anything he could do that would cause him to lose their support, according to a Monmouth University poll published Tuesday. The sample size for the question was 401.

Why it matters: The figures come in the midst of an impeachment inquiry that has highlighted fierce partisan divisions. Not a single House Republican voted in favor of a resolution formalizing impeachment inquiry procedures last week.

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Focus group: These Ohio swing voters are outraged over impeachment

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Swing voters in this Rust Belt state are expressing a range of unease about impeaching President Trump, from fears it will hurt the economy to frustrations that House Democrats are more invested in going after Trump than in helping people.

Why it matters: If such sentiments last and play out on a larger scale across pivotal states, it spells trouble for Democrats unless they can reframe what they're trying to accomplish.

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