Poll: Half of Voters Would ‘Definitely’ Vote Against Candidate Pushing Trump Impeachment Poll: Half of Voters Would ‘Definitely’ Vote Against Candidate Pushing Trump Impeachment – NTK Network

Poll: Half of Voters Would ‘Definitely’ Vote Against Candidate Pushing Trump Impeachment

The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows impeachment is a starter for about 40 percent of the electorate, and a non-starter for nearly half of the electorate.

By NTK Staff | 04.18.2018 @10:06am
Poll: Half of Voters Would ‘Definitely’ Vote Against Candidate Pushing Trump Impeachment

Some Democrats, like DNC Chair Tom Perez and billionaire Tom Steyer, support, or at least show sympathy for, arguments that Donald Trump needs to be impeached.

But as the Democratic Party goes to war over the prospect of impeachment, more of the American public is saying they would definitely vote against candidates pushing impeachment than those who say they would definitely vote for such candidates.

That’s NPR‘s top takeaway from their latest poll with PBS NewsHour and Marist.

The survey finds that 47 percent of registered voters would definitely vote against a candidate who wanted to remove Trump from office, while 42 percent would definitely vote for a candidate who would make such a promise. Forty-seven percent of independent voters — whose opinions could be decisive — also say they would vote against candidates favoring impeachment.

There’s a partisan divide, of course: 84 percent of Republicans would vote against a candidate pushing impeachment, while 70 percent of Democrats would vote for a candidate pushing impeachment. But with “3 in 10 [Democrats] either vot[ing] against such a candidate (18 percent) or [being] unsure (12 percent),” it’s clear the public is far from majority support for impeachment of Trump.

What’s more, David Wasserman of Cook Political Report told The Daily Beast this week impeachment is “a political loser for Democrats at the moment. … If midterms are a referendum on Trump, Democrats win that referendum. If it’s a referendum on impeachment, it’s a much closer question.”

As of spring 2018, impeachment is far from the horizon for the president. If Democrats retake the House in 2018, though, some are talking of an impeachment vote on day one in 2019.

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