29% Of Independents Now Favor Impeachment; 50% Oppose

Just 29% of Independent voters now believe that President Trump should be impeached and removed from office. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 50% disagree and 22% are not sure.

That survey was conducted on Thursday night and Friday morning, just six days after submission of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The new figures reflect a substantial drop in support for impeachment among Independent voters.

Prior to the submission of that report, 46% of Independent voters had favored impeachment while just 33% were opposed. Opinions began to shift as soon as the conclusions of the report were released by Attorney General William Barr.

The report had no impact on Republicans or Democrats. Among GOP voters, 85% still oppose impeachment. Among Democrats 70%  still believe the president should be impeached (see crosstab results).

Overall, among all voters, 37% now favor impeachment. That’s down from 47% before release of the report and 42% earlier this week.

The latest numbers show that just 21% believe it is even Somewhat Likely the president will actually be impeached and removed from office.

Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Democrats still believe the president colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 election. Only 9% of Independents and 14% of Republicans agree.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Democrats believe the president is guilty of treason. On that charge, 11% of Republicans and 25% of Independents agree.

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The national survey of 1,002 Registered Voters was conducted March 28-29, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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