Opposition to impeachment rose from 47 to 49
WASHINGTON D.C. (Texas Insider Report) Despite a week of blistering partisan exchange of sound and fury over whistle-blowers and impeachment the needle hardly moves" said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy while announcing the firms Tuesday Poll of nationwide voters showed most believe President Trump should not be impeached.
According to the poll release Tuesday October 8th when compared to Quinnipiacs previous survey conducted last week:
- Opposition to impeachment rose from 47 to 49 while
- Support for impeachment actually ticked down from 47 to 45
The country remains closely divided on whether to impeach and remove President Trump from office and his base remains granite solid" Malloy said.
According to Tuesdays Quinnipiac Poll a majority respondents also said they believe its fine for the House Democrats to investigate the president. A bare majority of voters 51 say that the impeachment inquiry is a legitimate investigation while 43 say it is a political witch hunt.
The key swing group is independents who are slightly in favor of the investigation but slightly opposed to actually taking the step of impeachment itself.
Republicans are adamantly opposed with just 6 backing impeachment while 85 of Democrats are in favor of impeachment.
The poll also tested support for each of the Democrat presidential candidates finding:
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren still holds a national lead with 29 support among primary voters
- Vice President Joe Biden polled at 26
- Sen. Bernard Sanders has declined to 16 and
- No other candidate topped 4 the pollsters said.
Warren maintains her strength in the Democratic primary which has been consistently growing since the start of her campaign. This poll confirms her status as a co-frontrunner with Biden said Malloy.
That compares to a September 25th Quinnipiac University Poll in which Warren received 27 Biden 25 and Sanders 16.
From October 4th-7th Quinnipiac University surveyed 1483 self-identified registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of /- 3.1 percentage points. The survey includes 646 Democrat voters and independent voters who lean Democratic with a margin of error of /- 4.7 percentage points including the design effect.