In a latest Hill-HarrisX poll, fewer Americans are closely following impeachment inquiry coverage compared to a couple of weeks ago, according to The Hill.
The interest in the inquiry has dropped from 70% to 62% in a nationwide poll, published Friday, Dec 6. This drop can be seen as a bad sign for Democrats, who have embarked on an impeachment inquiry of President Trump late September after a whistleblower complaint alleged that Trump pressured Ukraine.
The survey showed that Interest declined in all the voter groups, among Republicans, Democrats, and Independents.
“Seventy-one percent of Democrats said they are following the impeachment inquiry, compared with 78 percent in early November. The number of GOP voters who said the same plummeted 10 points to 60 percent.” The Hill reported.
Interest in impeachment among Independents decreased by 8 points to 54%.
Last month, poll from Emerson College found that there was a swing in opposition to impeachment among all voters, which 45% oppose impeaching President Trump, against 43% who support it. Compared to October poll, that’s a 6-point swing when 48% of voters supported impeachment and 44% opposed.
But it would be an alarming signal for Democrats when the Emerson poll showed more Independents opposed impeachment than supported it, a substantial change from polling in October. The new poll found 49% of Independents opposed impeachment compared to 34% supporting it. In October, this number showed that 39% opposed impeachment, while 48 % of independents supported it.
A Marquette University survey of Wisconsin found 53% of voters against the impeachment while 40% supported it.
The Marquette survey also found President Trump leading Biden by 3 points after trailing him by 6 points in October. The president also leads Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by 3 points and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by 5 points, according to The Hill.
President Trump has repeatedly accused of Democrats over the inquiry.
The Hill-HarrisX survey was conducted online among 1,001 registered voters between Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.