Most U.S. voters see House Democrats’ impeachment attempt as failed strategy and now want them to focus on other issues rather than to continue to remove President Donald Trump, a new survey by Rasmussen Reports shows.
The latest survey, released on Monday, Feb. 10, finds that only 32% of “Likely U.S. Voters” think Democrats in Congress should continue their efforts to remove President Trump from office, while 62% said they should now focus on other issues.
For Democratic voters, 48% said their representatives in the House should continue their efforts to remove the president from the White House, but 43% said they should focus on other issues. Meanwhile, 77% of Republicans and 70% of voters not affiliated with either major party said House Democrats should zero in on other issues.
President Trump has become stronger politically following the House Democrats’ failure to remove him.
The survey shows that 55% of all voters think the unsuccessful attempt to remove President Trump from office has made him stronger politically. Just 16% said it has made him weaker, while 23% believe the failed impeachment effort has had no impact.
Among Republican voters, 73% think the unsuccessful effort to force the president from office has made him stronger. Forty percent of Democrats and 56% of unaffiliated voters agree. Only 22% of Democratic voters said the failed impeachment attempt has made him weaker, while 32% think it has had no impact.
The survey, conducted from Feb. 6 and Feb. 9, finds that the majority of voters in most demographic categories now want House Democrats to focus on other issues rather than impeachment.
In a Rasmussen survey released in late January, most voters said they thought President Trump’s impeachment would not hurt him in the November election.
Another recent survey indicates that impeachment is low on the list of American concerns ahead of the next presidential election, while health care and the economy dominate voter concerns.