No Change: 41% Favor Impeachment; 45% Opposed

Prior to the submission of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, a plurality of voters consistently believed that President Trump should be impeached and removed from office. Following the submission and release of that report, public opinion has swung in the other direction.

The latest ScottRasmussen.com poll found that 41% of voters nationwide now believe President Trump should be impeached and removed from office. The survey also found that 45% disagree while 14% are undecided. These results are nearly identical to those from a month ago. In fact, they are essentially unchanged from a survey conducted immediately following release of the redacted report and from a March survey conducted immediately following Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the report.

Just 27% are following news about the issue Very Closely and only 20% believe the president even somewhat likely to be impeached and removed from office. Only 8% consider that outcome Very Likely.

Eighty-seven percent (87%) of Republicans are now opposed to impeachment while 73% of Democrats favor it. Independent voters are more evenly divided with 37% in favor and 43% opposed (see crosstab results).

Opinions of Republicans and Democrats have remained constant. Independent voters have shifted their views over time. Prior to the March submission of the Special Counsel report, a solid plurality of Independents favored impeachment. Since then, five separate surveys have shown more Independent opposed to impeachment.

On a related topic, voters are evenly divided as to whether or not the FBI illegally spied on President Trump’s 2016 campaign.

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The national survey of 1,002 Registered Voters was conducted May 16-17, 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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