Majority Of Voters Oppose Impeaching Trump & Removing Him From Office, Poll Shows
New poll comes as democrats push forward with impeachment articles
A majority of voters oppose impeaching and removing President Donald Trump from office, according to a new Quinnipiac University national poll.
The poll, released on Tuesday, shows registered voters oppose removing the president from office by a 51-45 margin.
Quinnipiac’s poll also found that independents opposed impeaching and removing the president by a 52-44 margin.
The absence of 'bribery' in the articles is significant due to the fact it is what their impeachment effort focused on, after having claimed Trump engaged in a quid pro quo with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a July 25 phone call.
Quinnipiac noted in its release of the poll results:
“Today’s poll is the first time since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the inquiry that more than half of voters say that Trump should not be impeached."
Tim Malloy, Quinnipiac polling analyst said:
“With Washington in turmoil and House Democrats poised to vote on impeaching the president for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, American voters signal they are slightly more inclined not to impeach than to impeach."
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The last Quinnipiac poll, which was released in November, found that registered voters opposed impeaching and removing the president by a 48-45 margin.
For Tuesday's poll, Quinnipiac surveyed 1,553 registered voters - which had a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points.
Meanwhile, Trump is smashing Democratic contenders in contested battleground states, according to polling data.
Trump has seen a wave in support since impeachment efforts moved forward.
The president previously struggled in three key battleground states against 2020 Democrat frontrunners.
The new figures reveal a troubling development for those desperate to see the president fail in 2020 as the three Rust Belt states helped deliver Trump’s 2016 electoral victory.