New Poll Shows Fading Public Support for Impeachment Inquiry

Chairman Adam Schiff (L), Democrat of California, and Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R), Republican of California, during the first public hearings held by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., November 13, 2019. Saul Loeb/Pool via REUTERS

A new poll out Tuesday shows public support for the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, which began the second week of televised hearings Tuesday, dwindling fast, especially among self-professed independent voters.

The Morning Consult/Politico poll found that support for the inquiry has seen a net drop of five percentage points compared to a week earlier.

Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s vice president, told Politico:

“Voter opposition to the impeachment inquiry is at its highest point since Morning Consult and POLITICO began tracking the issue. A key driver for this shift appears to be independents. Today, 47 percent of independents oppose the impeachment inquiry, compared to 37 percent who said the same one week ago.”

Support for the inquiry among all respondents fell 2 points to 48 percent, while opposition to it rose 3 points to 45 percent. Views about how Democrats are handling the investigation where unchanged, with 42 percent approving and 46 percent disapproving.

The Politico–Morning Consult poll surveyed 1,994 registered voters from Nov. 15 to 17.

A separate poll released Tuesday by NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist found respondents equally divided about the president and his prospects, with half saying they support the effort and an overwhelming majority saying that nothing they see or hear in the open hearings is going to change their mind.

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banstan
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philly- you are steadfast in your thinking that you can read people’s minds. You are steadfast in your thinking that your Cracker Jack degree in Armchair Psychology is a REAL degree. You are a perfect example of the D-K effect. As usual, your comment has NOTHING to do with what was being commented on here.

General Confusion
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Interesting news about a serious conflict of interest with Nunes being on the investigating committee after using Parnas himself. Further evidence that what used to be the Republican Party is now the American Fascist Party.

“https://www.thedailybeast.com/lev-parnas-helped-rep-devin-nunes-investigations”

banstan
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contusion-Of course you can’t. You would be less confused if you actually opened your eyes.” Ron’s eyes are WIDE open, unlike yours. DIRECT testimony shows you really are confused.

Brad
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Be careful of polls……….what they ask, how they word and to who formulates poll numbers….so consider wh is behind a poll…..

Ron Pauly
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I don’t see any high crimes. I see a party with horrible candidates trying desperately to do anything it can to win the next election. I guess offering a sane candidate with positive ideas is beyond Democrats. I see HATE.

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