Most Democrats Believe Impeachment Push Will Hurt Trump in 2020; Republicans Disagree

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters nationwide believe that an aggressive effort by Democrats in Congress to impeach President Trump will hurt the president’s chances of winning re-election next year. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 26% disagree and believe it would help the president. Sixteen percent (16%) of voters don’t believe it will make any difference and 19% are not sure.

As with just about all political topics, there is a massive partisan divide.

  • By a 53% to 11% margin, Democrats believe the impeachment effort will hurt the president rather than help.
  • By a 42% to 27% margin, Republicans believe it will help the president.
  • Independent voters are evenly divided–29% think it will help and 32% say it will hurt.

The survey also found that 78% believe Democrats in Congress are likely to aggressively try to impeach President Trump over the next few months. That includes 51% who believe that is Very Likely.

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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