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CNN Poll Shows More Americans Oppose Impeachment Than Support It


A new CNN poll conducted this past week shows that support for impeachment has dropped and opposition to the impeachment attempt against Trump has risen by several percentages.

In November, CNN’s poll showed 50% of Americans supporting impeachment. Now, that number is 45% and those opposing is at 47%.

As more and more Americans awaken to the reality of the impeachment circus, even CNN can’t hide from the truth.

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Here's what CNN had to say about the poll:

The American public is about evenly split over whether President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS, with the House of Representatives poised to vote on articles of impeachment this week.

Support for impeaching Trump and removing him from office stands at 45% in the new poll, down from 50% in a poll conducted in mid-November just after the conclusion of the House Intelligence Committee's public hearings. Opposition to impeachment and removal stands at 47% in the new poll, up from 43% in November. Support for impeachment and removal among Democrats has dipped from 90% in November to 77% now.

That finding comes even as public views on the facts driving the impeachment process have held steady. Americans are about evenly divided over whether there is enough evidence against Trump for the House to vote to impeach him and send the case to the Senate for trial (47% say yes, 48% no, about the same as in November). And a narrow majority (51% now, 53% in November) continue to say Trump used the presidency improperly in his interactions with the President of Ukraine by attempting to gain political advantage against a possible 2020 rival.

The poll finds that Trump's approval rating has also held steady in the last month: 43% currently approve of the way he is handling his job, 53% disapprove.

Looking ahead to a possible Senate trial should the House vote in favor of impeachment, half of adults (50%) say it is not at all likely that anything that might come up during that trial would change their minds on removing Trump from office. That is lower than the 59% who said they were not at all likely to change their minds about removing Bill Clinton from office in 1999 ahead of his Senate trial.

Among the 24% who say a Senate trial on the charges facing Trump would be at least somewhat likely to sway their views, 19% are currently undecided about impeachment and removal, 38% support it and 43% oppose it.

About a third of Americans (32%) believe the impeachment inquiry will ultimately help Trump's reelection bid, while 25% say it will hurt his chances and 37% say it will make no difference. Republicans are fairly bullish on the impact it will have for the President, with a majority of Republicans (54%) saying they believe it will help Trump in 2020. Among Democrats, 40% believe it will hurt the President's shot at a second term, while 38% believe that it will make no difference.

The Hill noted the following about the same CNN poll:

Support for impeaching and removing President Trump from office has decreased, according to a new survey released as the House prepares to take a full vote on the articles of impeachment this week.

Forty-five percent of Americans said in the CNN poll that they support impeaching and removing the president. That represents a 5 point decrease from a poll conducted in mid-November after the House Intelligence Committee finished its public hearings.

Support even fell among Democrats, with 77 percent of Democrats polled now backing impeachment and removal compared to 90 percent in November.

Moreover, opposition to Trump's impeachment and removal increased in the new survey to 47 percent from 43 percent, pollsters found. 


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