Sep 29, 2019

Poll: 63% of voters say Trump asking Ukraine to probe Biden is a "serious" problem

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Nearly two-thirds of the 504 voters polled in a new ABC News/Ipsos survey say that President Trump encouraging the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is a "serious" problem, including 43% of voters who think it's "very serious."

Why it matters: The request is at the heart of a whistleblower complaint that led Democrats last week to launch a formal impeachment inquiry — something they had previously held off on until public support had risen. Notably, 32% of Republicans found the conversation to be a "serious" or "very serious" problem, compared to 91% of Democrats.

  • 83% of voters polled responded that they were "not so surprised" or "not surprised at all" that Trump had made the request. Only 16% said they were surprised.

The big picture: 2 polls released last week show that public support for an impeachment inquiry rose last week, measuring between 43% and 49%.

Methodology: This ABC News/Ipsos poll was conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs‘ KnowledgePanel® Sept. 27–28, 2019, in English and Spanish, among a random national sample of 504 adults. Results have a margin of sampling error of 4.8 points, including the design effect.

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Poll shows majority of Americans now support Trump impeachment inquiry

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A new CBS News poll finds that a majority of Americans support the House opening an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

The big picture: Public views on impeachment have been shifting over the past week in light of the unraveling Trump-Ukraine scandal, with this being the 3rd major poll to show opinion moving in favor of House Democrats' approach. This is the first poll to show a majority in support of an impeachment inquiry, and it's also the first to poll Americans in the days after the release of the whistleblower complaint about Trump and Ukraine.

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Poll: Most Democratic voters value focus on "kitchen-table concerns"

In a quarterly poll of 1,200 likely 2020 Democratic primary voters for Third Way, a center-left think tank, David Binder Research found that there it still a significant chunk of undecided voters up for grabs 4 months before the Iowa caucuses.

Why it matters: Voters said they want a candidate who will focus on "kitchen-table concerns" like reducing health care costs and the economy, but a majority of the polled voters said they were willing to put aside policy preferences to beat President Trump.

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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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