Support among registered voters for impeaching President Donald Trump has grown moderately in the past week as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry, according to a Morning Consult poll that came out late Thursday.
The poll, which was conducted on Tuesday through Thursday, found 43% of voters believed Congress should start impeachment proceedings against Trump, up from 36% support in a Sept. 20-22 survey.
The percentage of voters opposing such proceedings fell to 43%, down from 49% in the prior poll, while the percentage of those who said they had no opinion or didn’t know whether lawmakers should begin proceedings declined to 13% from 15%.
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The shifts in sentiment are shown in the chart below from Morning Consult, which said it surveyed 1,640 registered voters with a margin of error of 2 percentage points.
Some 39% of independent voters supported impeachment, up from 33% a week ago, and 36% of independents opposed it, down from 45%.
Among Republican voters, opposition to impeachment fell to 85% from 89% over the past week, while support for impeachment among Democrats rose to 79% from 66%.
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Morning Consult said the latest sentiment on impeachment roughly matches how voters said they felt in an August 2018 poll, which was conducted as former Trump associates Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen were both convicted of crimes tied to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.