Support for impeachment inquiry reaches new high: poll

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A new national poll by Quinnipiac University indicates that 55 percent of registered voters support the House Democrats’ impeachment investigation into President Trump, with 43 percent opposed.

Support for impeachment is up 4 percentage points from a Quinnipiac poll a week ago, when the split stood at 51-45 percent, and marks a new high in the survey.

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The survey also indicates that by a slight 48-46 percent plurality, registered voters say the president should be impeached by the House and removed from office through a trial in the Senate. In Quinnipiac’s poll from a week ago, support for impeachment and removal from office was slightly underwater, at 46-48 percent.

The poll spotlights the wide partisan divide over impeachment, with Democrats approving of the inquiry by a 93-7 percent margin and Republicans disapproving 88-10 percent. A majority of independents back the inquiry by a 58-37 percent margin, with support rising 8 points in a week.

The president has come under fire over his July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he urged Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter over their dealings in the eastern European country that’s been battling Russia.

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