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 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. 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. releases new public opinion data every day relating to topics in the news and other items of interest. Please sign up to receive the latest data and insights each day via email.

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The national survey of 1,004 Registered Voters was conducted October 8-9, 2019 by 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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