Poll: Majority don't want Dems to impeach Trump if they retake House
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A majority of Americans don't want Democrats to begin the process to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency MORE if they retake the House in the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new poll.

A Quinnipiac poll released on Wednesday found that just over half of Americans, 51 percent, say Democrats should not begin impeachment proceedings if they win the House, while 45 percent say the party should move to impeach Trump if they win in November.


The divide was starkest along racial lines: Just 37 percent of white respondents said Congress should begin impeachment proceedings, while 65 percent of African-Americans said they should. Fifty-five percent of Hispanics in the survey also said that they would support impeachment.

The support for Trump's impeachment was slightly higher than in an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released in December. Fifty-four percent of Americans were against impeachment in that survey, with 41 percent supporting it.

Six House Democrats, led by Rep. Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenImpeachment debate moves to center of midterm fight Dem lawmaker predicts Trump Jr., Kushner will be indicted by Mueller Dem leaders fend off calls to impeach Trump MORE (D-Tenn.), introduced articles of impeachment against the president in November, but the effort has yet to gain support from Democratic leadership.

Democratic billionaire donor Tom Steyer launched a national campaign aimed at building support for Trump's impeachment last year, spending millions of dollars in an effort that included billboards in Times Square and television commercials.

Quinnipiac's poll contacted 1,106 voters nationwide and has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.