Despite overwhelming news about impeachments hearings on the Capitol Hill against President Trump, up to 65% of Americans state that they would have minimal impact on their political position according to the NPR/PBS/ Marist poll.
The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll was conducted after the first three public impeachment hearings between Nov. 11-15.
Among 65% of registered voters, 68% of Democrats claimed that their view on the president and the impeachment do not change, while 73% of Republicans share the same opinion, this number is recorded at 56% in Independents.
Nearly half of Americans indicate that they are likely to support the impeachment, the same number as recorded in the previous month. In which 86% Democrats express support to the impeachment and 83% Republicans oppose it.
Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s vice president, noted, “Voter opposition to the impeachment inquiry is at its highest point since Morning Consult and POLITICO began tracking the issue.” He further commented, “A key driver for this shift appears to be independents. Today, 47 percent of independents oppose the impeachment inquiry, compared to 37 percent who said the same one week ago.
The majority of respondents, 70% claim that they follow news about the impeachment inquiry closely or somewhat closely. Democrats have a bigger tendency of keeping eye on it than Republicans and independents, with a percentage of 78%, 68%, and 66% respectively.
It is quite apparent that there has not been much public attention to the impeachment proceedings. According to Deadline Hollywood, 95 % of American adults did not watch the second public impeachment hearing on Nov. 15 with former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch on testimony.
It seems like an effort to convince the public that President Trump abused power in favor of his own interest pushed forward by Democrats bears little result.
The poll surveyed 1,124 adults and 988 registered voters, including 453 Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents with a margin of error of plus or minus 5.7 percentage points.