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POLL: Majority Oppose Impeachment Following Release of Mueller Report

While most Democrats still support impeachment, the majority of U.S. adults do not.

By NTK Staff | 05.01.2019 @9:59am
POLL: Majority Oppose Impeachment Following Release of Mueller Report

Following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report last month, the majority of Americans said they do not support an effort to impeach President Donald Trump. The Mueller report found no evidence of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia and made no conclusive statement regarding obstruction of justice charges.

Now, 53 percent of Americans surveyed said they do not believe Congress should begin impeachment proceedings, according to a PBS/NPR/Marist poll. Just 39 percent said they should, and 8 percent were unsure.

A majority of independents, 51 percent, agree that impeachment should not be pursued, but the partisan breakdowns were stark. Just 5 percent of Republicans said Congress should begin impeachment proceedings, while 70 percent of Democrats agreed. Conversely, 91 percent of Republicans said Congress should not impeach, while 23 percent of Democrats agreed.

When asked what Congress should do next on this matter, the results were mixed:

Forty-two percent of Americans said Congress should take no further action, 33 percent said Congress should continue the investigation, 16 percent said Congress should start impeachment proceedings, 5 percent said Congress should publicly reprimand Trump and another 5 percent were unsure.

The partisan breakdowns regarding next steps were equally as stark. According to the survey, 82 percent of Republicans said Congress should take no further action, while 56 percent of Democrats said Congress should continue its investigations into potential wrongdoing.

Overall, 33 percent of Americans said the Mueller report cleared Trump of any wrongdoing.

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