Poll: Fewer voters say Trump's first term will end with impeachment
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Fewer voters believe President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE will be impeached before the end of his first term, a poll released Tuesday found.

Rasmussen, a conservative-leaning poll, asked likely voters in a recent survey whether they felt Trump was most likely to be impeached before completing his first term, reelected in 2020, or defeated by a Democratic nominee.

Twenty-one percent of likely voters said they believe Trump will be impeached. That number is down from 25 percent in May and from 29 percent last December.


Another 30 percent of voters said they think Trump will lose to a Democratic nominee in the 2020 presidential election, and 39 percent responded that they believe Trump will win reelection.

The Rasmussen poll surveyed 1,000 likely voters from Aug. 22 to 23 and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

The first day of polling coincided with the day that a former Trump associate pleaded guilty to fraud charges while another was found guilty by a jury, raising calls from some Democrats to reconsider impeachment charges.

On Aug. 22, Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to felony charges of bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance violations. He told the court that he violated campaign finance law at the direction of a candidate for federal office, implicating Trump, although he did not directly name the president.

On the same day, former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortDemocrats return to a battered Trump Manafort's legal team argues NY prosecution constitutes double jeopardy Clip surfaces of Paul Manafort and wife on Nickelodeon game show MORE was convicted on eight counts of bank fraud and tax fraud. The judge declared a mistrial on 10 other counts after the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict.

Democratic leaders have largely downplayed impeachment proceedings, saying they are not a priority ahead of this year's midterm elections. House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico This week: House jump-starts effort to prevent shutdown Schumer, Pelosi push Trump to back universal background check bill MORE (D-Calif.) maintained that position in the aftermath of the Cohen and Manafort proceedings. But many Democratic lawmakers and progressive allies are pushing impeachment.

Trump and other Republicans have used the specter of impeachment to encourage voters to turn out in November. The president told supporters in April that Republicans need to retain control of the House to stave off impeachment proceedings.