Two recent national polls have shown that there are slightly more Americans against impeaching President Donald Trump than those who support it—as a public discussion by the House Judiciary Committee on making amendments to the two articles of impeachment is underway. President Trump is also ahead of Democratic contenders in the 2020 presidential race.
The two surveys conducted by Quinnipiac and Monmouth University have shown that there is little change in how Americans view impeachment and on President Trump’s approval rating over the past month, overall speaking.
The survey results come following fiery public hearings by the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees that reached a tipping point on Tuesday, Dec. 10—where Democrats produced two articles of impeachment that alleged the president of abuse of power and obstructing Congress.
Monmouth poll findings published Wednesday show that 50 percent believe that the president should not be impeached and removed from the White House, 45 percent supported impeachment and the removal of the president from office.
The figures shown by Monmouth’s November poll reflected little difference to the Dec. 11 poll, when 51 percent opposed impeachment and 44 percent was in favor.
“American voters signal they are slightly more inclined not to impeach than to impeach,” Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy pointed out.
“Opinion on impeachment has been rock steady since news of the Ukraine call first broke. Any small shifts we are seeing now are likely to be statistical noise,” Monmouth University Polling Institute Director Patrick Murray said.
Quinnipiac University’s poll was conducted via live telephone by operators Dec. 4-9, with 1,553 self-identified registered voters across America being questioned in the survey. The survey’s margin of error is 2.5 percentage points.
Monmouth University’s poll was performed Dec. 4-8, with 903 adults across the nation being surveyed by live telephone operators. The survey’s margin of error is plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.
An Emerson poll conducted Dec. 7-10 found that leading Democratic presidential candidates are now trailing behind President Donald Trump in Iowa, The Hill reports.
President Trump currently has a 1 percentage advantage over South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg—46 percent to 45 percent—falling within the poll’s 3 point margin of error.
Next up is former Vice President Joe Biden, 4 percentage points behind President Trump—marking the Republican president at 49 percent to Biden’s 45 percent.
The president is currently well ahead of both Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by 7 percent, where President Trump is at 50 percent support to Warren and Sanders’s 43 percent.
Although the strongest Democratic candidate against President Trump in the most recent deadlocked matchups, Buttigieg currently trails both Biden and Sanders in Iowa.
Biden is at 23 percent to Sanders’s 22 percent—putting the two Democratic frontrunners neck to neck in the competition. 18 percent of voters said Buttigieg was their favorite.
Warren fell to fourth place in the Emerson poll, with 12 percent support.
The Emerson poll was conducted Dec. 7-10 among 1,043 voters.