A new national survey by ScottRasmussen.com shows that 44% of Americans believe President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office. Forty-one percent (41%) disagree, and the remaining 15% aren’t sure.
Those numbers are unchanged from a similar survey conducted by ScottRasmussen.com in August. The continuity suggests that all the news from the Special Counsel’s office in recent weeks has had little or no impact on public opinion.
Only 31% of Americans say it’s even somewhat likely that President Trump will be impeached and removed. However, only 10% think it’s Very Likely to happen. Sixty-nine percent (69%) say impeachment is not very or not at all likely.
Attitudes about impeachment correspond closely to the results of a separate question about alleged collusion by the Trump campaign with Russia. On that question, 47% of respondents say President Trump colluded with the Russians during the 2016 elections while 32% say he did not.
But when asked if President Trump is guilty of treason in his relations with the Russian government, only 36% of voters say yes while 39% say no.
Responses to the survey follow along familiar partisan and gender lines. Seventy-five percent (75%) of Democrats say President Trump should be impeached and removed from office compared to just 12% of Republicans. Forty-eight percent (48%) of women say President Trump should be impeached and removed compared to 39% of male voters (see question wording and crosstab results).
The possibility of impeachment has come back to the forefront of the news in recent days with the sentencing of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and sentencing recommendations for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
Whether to pursue impeachment is also a key question for Democrats about to officially retake control of the House of Representatives, where the articles of impeachment would have to be passed.
In a survey conducted by ScottRasmussen.com about four weeks before the midterm elections, 36% of voters said they expected President Trump to be impeached if the Democrats won the House. Another ScottRasmussen.com survey taken earlier in October showed 51% of Democrats expected impeachment if their party retook the House.
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The national survey of 999 Registered Voters was conducted December 12-13, 2018 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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