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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.

  • In the September survey — before details about Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky were public and Pelosi announced the House inquiry — 50% said they favored the House launching impeachment proceedings, while the same share was opposed.

What they found: Pew's October report found that about 1 in 10 adults — or 9% of those surveyed — who previously opposed the inquiry now approve of it.

  • Of those who resisted the inquiry as of last month, but now support it, 35% identify as Democrats, 26% lean Democratic, 21% are Republican-leaning, and just 10% identify as Republicans.
  • The survey determined that neither party has a lot of confidence that their members of Congress will be “fair and reasonable,” during the impeachment inquiry.

The big picture: Support for impeachment has slowly grown since Pelosi announced the inquiry. However, House Democrats recently delayed a full vote authorizing an impeachment inquiry, according to Politico.

  • Democratic leadership and a number of centrist Democrats who opposed the full House vote face tough reelection bids in the next cycle.
  • At least 7 House Democrats continue to hold out or openly criticize the party for pursuing impeachment, and all represent districts that Trump won in the 2016 election.

The Pew survey was conducted Oct. 1-13 among 3,487 adults with a margin of error of +/- 2.2 percentage points.

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About half of Americans are worried that trick-or-treating will spread coronavirus in their communities, according to this week's installment of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index.

Why it matters: This may seem like more evidence that the pandemic is curbing our nation's cherished pastimes. But a closer look reveals something more nuanced about Americans' increased acceptance for risk around activities in which they want to participate.

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Dunkin' Brands agrees to $11B Inspire Brands sale

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Dunkin' Brands, operator of both Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, agreed on Friday to be taken private for nearly $11.3 billion, including debt, by Inspire Brands, a restaurant platform sponsored by private equity firm Roark Capital.

Why it matters: Buying Dunkin’ will more than double Inspire’s footprint, making it one of the biggest restaurant deals in the past 10 years. This could ultimately set up an IPO for Inspire, which already owns Arby's, Jimmy John's and Buffalo Wild Wings.