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Poll: Americans Still Divided On Trump Impeachment

Oct 8, 2019

The number of Americans supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump has leveled off, according to a recent poll from the Quinnipiac University poll.

The school has released three polls in the last three weeks that surveyed registered voters on the question of impeachment. The first poll showed that 57 percent of people didn't support impeachment while 37 percent did. But that was before many Americans got the details of Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president. That led to a big swing – 47 percent for impeachment and 47 percent against.

Tim Malloy, polling analyst for the Quinnipiac University poll, said that the most recent poll didn't register much of a change.

“The needle hasn’t moved at all -- slightly less inclined to impeach and remove from office," he said. "But other than that, not much has happened in the last week. People are still absorbing whatever it is that we are now involved in, so there’s time. “

Malloy said voters were asked the same questions related to impeachment in each of the polls.

Also in this latest poll, 55 percent of the voters said they were paying "a lot" of attention to what was happening with Trump and Ukraine.

Correction: This post originally stated that for the Sept. 25 Quinnipiac University poll, 57 percent of the people surveyed supported impeachment, while 37 percent didn't. The post has been updated to reflect the fact that 57 percent of the people surveyed didn't support impeachment, while 37 percent did.