Sep 29, 2019

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.

Methodology: The poll surveyed 2,059 U.S. residents between Sept. 26–27 with a 2.3% margin of error. It found that 55% of respondents approve of the impeachment inquiry, while 45% disapprove.

By party:

  • Democrats: 87% approve, 13% disapprove
  • Republicans: 23% approve, 77% disapprove
  • Independents: 49% approve, 51% disapprove

Between the lines: There's division over whether the president deserves to be impeached, with only 42% of respondents saying yes, 36% saying no and 22% saying it's too soon to tell.

  • Respondents were also divided on whether unsubstantiated corruption claims against Joe Biden deserve an investigation. 43% responded yes, 28% responded no and 29% responded that it's too soon to say.

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

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Poll shows net 20-point swing in favor of impeaching and removing Trump

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Public opinion on impeaching and removing President Trump from office is continuing to shift in Democrats' favor, according to new Quinnipiac and CNN/SSRS polls released Monday.

The big picture: The polls continue the trend of increased favorability for impeachment in the days since Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry into allegations that Trump pushed Ukrainian officials to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, over unsubstantiated corruption allegations.

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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: 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.

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