Poll: Support for Trump impeachment unchanged after public hearings

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Support for impeachment has remained virtually unchanged from last month despite several weeks of public testimony, a new poll has found.

The Monmouth University poll, which was conducted before this Monday’s Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing and before the House leaders unveiled articles of impeachment on Tuesday, found that 45 percent of Americans believe Trump should be impeached and removed from office while 50 percent do not.

In November, 44 percent of respondents said he should be impeached and removed while 51 percent said they did not support this.

“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,” Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a statement Wednesday.

The poll also found that 38 percent of Americans believe Trump’s actions are clearly grounds for impeachment, while 15 percent say they should be looked at as possible impeachable offensive.

Sixteen percent believe Trump has done nothing wrong and 30 percent believe his actions might have been improper but not impeachable.

The poll surveyed 903 U.S. adults between Dec. 4 and Dec. 8. The results have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

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