39% Want House to Launch Formal Impeachment Hearings

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of voters nationwide think the House of Representatives should formally launch an impeachment hearing against President Trump. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 44% disagree and 18% are not sure.

By way of comparison, 49% favor having the Department of Justice investigate whether the FBI illegally spied on the Trump campaign.

Sixty-four percent (64%) of Democrats want to see the impeachment hearings while 83% of Republicans are opposed. Independent voters are evenly divided on the question (see crosstab results).

Data released yesterday shows that 50% of voters believe senior government officials are inappropriately trying to undermine President Trump. Thirty-one percent (31%) disagree and 19% are not sure. At the same time, 46% agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and believe the president is engaged in a cover-up.

If the Democrats voted to impeach President Trump and the Republicans voted against, 30% believe that would help the president’s chances of winning re-election. Twenty-nine percent (29%) believe it would hurt his chances while 41% are not sure.

Overall, 41% of voters believe the president should be impeached and removed from office. Forty-five percent (45%) disagree.

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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted May 22-23, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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