Majority of American Voters Says House Should NOT Impeach Trump, Poll Shows
Under 40 percent of voters think Trump shouldn't be impeached
Less than 40 percent of registered American voters believe House Democrats should vote to impeach President Donald Trump, according to a newly-released poll.
A USA TODAY/Suffolk poll revealed that 36 percent of respondents support the House voting to remove Trump, while 22 percent say Congress should proceed with its impeachment inquiry, but not vote to remove him.
Meanwhile, 37 percent say lawmakers should cease their impeachment probe, while just four percent are undecided on the matter.
On the subject of a Senate impeachment trial, 46 percent are in favor of convicting the President, and 47 percent are against.
The poll is made up of 1,000 registered voters and was conducted by telephone between October 23rd and 26th.
The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.
The USA TODAY/Suffolk poll is the second survey showing a substantial number of Americans who say they are against impeaching President Trump.
But Americans are divided down party lines on whether to oust Trump, according to an NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll.
Forty-nine percent believe Trump should be impeached and removed from office, while 49 percent are against.
Last month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump following his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, accusing him of trying to pressure him to probe allegations of corruption against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
"The president must be held accountable" for the "betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and the betrayal of the integrity of our elections."
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Last week, Top Republicans on three congressional committees, leading the impeachment inquiry against Trump, called out Rep. Adam Schiff for shifting course on calling the CIA "whistleblower" to testify before Congress.
According to the letter obtained by the Daily Caller, the Republicans requested that Schiff arranges public testimony for any other persons he uses for the alleged 12 complaints about Trump’s actions toward Ukraine.
Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Devin Nunes of California and Michael McCaul of Texas wrote in the letter to Schiff:
“We are surprised by your announcement that the Committees will not receive testimony from the anonymous intelligence community employee whose complaint initiated the so-called impeachment inquiry."
Last Wednesday, House Republicans stormed a secure hearing room on Wednesday, where Schiff and lawmakers were conducting secret impeachment proceedings, demanding entry.
But the GOP members were denied entry by the “Democratic leadership,” according to reports.
The GOP lawmakers sit on panels that are not officially invited to closed-door interviews of Trump administration officials.