A new poll revealed that the majority of Michigan voters opposed the idea of impeaching President Donald Trump, putting their views at odds with some lawmakers representing the state who have ramped up their calls.
Published late Tuesday by The Detroit News, the poll found that 53 percent of the 600 likely voters from the state of Michigan surveyed did not support the House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against Trump.
Forty percent of those surveyed supported the idea of impeachment, while 8 percent remained undecided on the issue.
Additionally, the likely voters surveyed were split on whether or not they believed Trump obstructed justice, with 43 percent believing the president did obstruct, 42 percent saying he did not, and 15 percent saying they were undecided.
The poll illustrates a disconnect between some national lawmakers from the state who have upped their calls for an impeachment inquiry into the president and the people they represent in their district.
Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Justin Amash (R-Mich.) have called for the House to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, with Tlaib having infamously said shortly after taking office, “We’re going to impeach the motherf**ker.”
The Michigan Democrat also introduced a resolution to move forward with the process.
Both lawmakers have received serious flak for their calls.
As IJR Red reported, Tlaib reiterated her calls for impeachment during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last month, prompting the president to fire back in a tweet blasting Democrats as “obstructionists” while listing off some of his accomplishments during his tenure in office, such as the booming economy.
Amash — the lone Republican backing impeachment — was torn into as well, with Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, slamming the Michigan lawmaker as a “phony” who was “just another grandstanding swamp creature.”