President Donald J. Trump participates in a Cabinet Meeting, February 12, 2019 at the White House in Washington, DC.

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Quinnipiac Poll suggests Americans don’t want Trump impeached

May 02, 2019 - 12:31 pm
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HAMDEN, Conn. (KYW Neswsradio) — A new national poll suggests most Americans would rather Congress avoid the urge to impeach President Trump, even though there are serious questions about his integrity.

Of those questioned in the Quinnipiac poll last week, 57% believe Trump committed crimes in his quest for the White House, down from 64% in an early March survey. Those who think he did not rose from 24% to 28%.

The current poll is evenly split, 46%-46% over whether the president has committed crimes in office.

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One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is how Americans want Congress to proceed.

"The majority of Americans believe the Mueller report did not clear the president of any wrongdoing," pollster Tim Malloy said. "Yes, he tried to thwart the investigation. But should he be impeached? The resounding answer is no from Americans. Big majority. It's clear they want to move on from this."

Indeed, 66% of respondents oppose the notion, including 90% of the Republican respondents and 70% of independents. But 56% of Democrats still support impeachment.

The same survey found that 66% believe the media is an important part of democracy, while 23% view is as "the enemy of the people." And by a 52% to 35% margin, the media is believed over president Trump on important issues.

The poll shows that 59% of respondents also believe the U.S. Supreme Court is overly influenced by politics, while 35% disagree with the assertion.

And 48% believe adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census is a good idea, while 33% do not.

The survey of over 1,000 registered voters across the country was conducted between April 26 and 29 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5%.