Weekly Update: 42% Favor Impeachment of President Trump; 44% Oppose

Forty-two percent (42%) of voters nationwide now believe President Trump should be impeached and removed from office. The latest ScottRasmussen.com poll found that 44% disagree and 14% are not sure.

Twenty percent (20%) believe it is at least somewhat likely the president will be impeached and removed from office. Just 9% consider it Very Likely.

Seventy-six percent (76%) of Republicans are now opposed to impeachment while 73% of Democrats favor it. Among Independent voters, 34% believe the president should be impeached while 47% disagree (see crosstab results).

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters now believe the president is guilty of treason, a total that includes 64% of Democrats.  Sixteen percent (16%) of Republicans agree, along with 31% of Independent voters.

Generally speaking, support for impeachment has remained steady throughout the year. However, it did inch up a few points following former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appearances before Congress. We saw a similar bounce following Mueller’s press conference earlier in the year. In both cases, the bounce faded quickly and support for impeachment quickly returned to earlier levels (see topline trends).

The president’s job approval rating (updated daily) has also remained stable throughout the year. Despite that stability, the number who believe it’s  likely that the president will be re-elected has grown every month. In August, 63% say President Trump is at least somewhat likely to be re-elected, up from 46% in February.

Mueller is viewed favorably by 43% of voters and unfavorably by 27%. The rest either don’t know who he is or don’t know enough to have an opinion.

Attorney General William Barr is viewed favorably by 28% and unfavorably by 27%.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted August 18-19, 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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