The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll showed that a majority of Americans don’t support impeachment, but other parts of the poll show a nation that wants to vote Trump out.
A Majority Says No To Impeachment, But They Look Ready To Vote Out Trump
The Washington Post reported:
Thirty-seven percent of Americans favor starting the process that could lead to impeachment, a slight dip over the past month, while 56 percent say they oppose the idea, about the same as a month ago.
Trump has declared “total exoneration” by the Mueller report, despite the clear statement in the report that investigators did not reach that conclusion. Asked their view of whether the report cleared Trump of all wrongdoing, 53 percent of Americans say it did not while 31 say it did.
58 percent majority of Americans say the Mueller report has not changed their impression of the Trump administration. Among those whose views have changed, 23 percent say they view the administration more negatively while 11 percent view it more positively.
Slightly more than 1 in 3 Americans say the Mueller investigation makes them less likely to support Trump’s reelection in 2020, while 14 percent say they are more likely and a plurality of 46 percent say the findings are not a factor in their choice for the next election.
Voters Don’t Want To Impeach Trump. They Want To Do The Job Themselves
The American people seem to be saying that they aren’t ready to through a messy and unsuccessful impeachment process. Instead, they are ready to vote Trump out themselves. People see Trump as a liar, who wasn’t cleared by Mueller, and the Mueller report made those who were influenced by his findings less likely to reelect the president.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi understands that Democrats can’t move forward with impeachment without the country on board. House Democrats can investigate Trump to expose his lies and crimes, which could change public opinion on impeachment. It is wise for House Democrats to keep impeachment in their back pockets. They should conduct their investigations and build the case against Trump.
A majority of Americans look ready to move on from Trump, and they would prefer to wait on impeachment.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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