For First Time, Plurality Opposed to Impeachment

Forty-two percent (42%) of voters believe that President Trump should be impeached and removed from office. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 47% disagree while 11% are not sure. This is the first time in a nine-month series of polls that a plurality believed the president should not be impeached.

Last month, 47% believed he should be impeached and removed from office while just 39% disagreed.

The survey was conducted Sunday night and Monday morning following release of the Attorney General’s memo summarizing the report issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The memo stated that the Special Counsel found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.

The change came almost exclusively from Independent voters. Independent voters now lean against impeachment by a 48% to 34% margin (see crosstab results). Prior to release of Mueller’s report, Independent voters favored impeachment by a 46% to 33% margin.

Seventy-three percent (73%) of Democrats still believe the president should be impeached. Eighty-four percent (84%) of Republicans take the opposite view.

Additionally, among all voters, the number who believe it is even somewhat likely that the president will be impeached fell from 31% a month ago to 19% today.

The survey found that 45% believe it is somewhat or very likely that Mueller’s report will convince most Trump opponents that the president should not be impeached. That includes 17% who think it’s Very Likely.

Forty percent (40%) believe Mueller’s effort was a fair and impartial investigation. Thirty-one percent (31%) believe it was a partisan inquiry and the rest are not sure.

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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted March 24-25, 2019 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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