At this point in time, 65% of voters believe Congress is spending more time focused on impeachment rather than issues such as health care and the economy. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 15% disagree and 20% are not sure.
However, 62% believe Congress should be more focused on the issues. Twenty-seven percent (27%) disagree and want the focus on impeachment. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure.
Republicans, by an 81% to 14% margin, believe the focus should be on the issues. Independent voters, by a 60% to 26% margin, share that view. Democrats lean in that direction as well, but are more evenly divided–48% want the focus on issues and 39% on impeachment.
Seventy-six percent (76%) of Republicans believe Congress is primarily focused on impeachment at this time. So do 64% of Independent voters and 58% of Democrats.
Data released earlier showed that most Democrats believe an impeachment effort will hurt President Trump in the 2020 election. A plurality of Republicans believe it will help him.
ScottRasmussen.com has been measuring support for impeachment on a weekly basis. The most recent results show that 48% believe the president should be impeached and removed from office. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree.
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The national survey of 1,004 Registered Voters was conducted October 8-9, 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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