Dem pollster says Americans are not sold on impeaching Trump

Democratic pollster Molly Murphy said on Monday that most Americans are not convinced that President TrumpDonald TrumpIran's leader vows 'revenge,' posting an image resembling Trump Former Sanders spokesperson: Biden 'backing away' from 'populist offerings' Justice Dept. to probe sudden departure of US attorney in Atlanta after Trump criticism MORE should be impeached amid a probe into Russia's election interference. 

"They're not quite there on impeachment because this is a process," Murphy, a partner at ALG Research, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 

"I think that is premature to say, yes, right now he should be impeached, or no, they should not impeach him," she continued. "I think most people are saying, there's smoke here, we don't know if there's fire, but let's let the process work and see what it produces." 

A CNN poll released last week found that 50 percent of respondents do not feel that Trump should be impeached and removed from office, while 43 percent said he should be. 

The poll comes as House Democrats prepare to investigate Trump and his administration when they officially take over the majority in the lower chamber next month. 

However, Democrats have also said they will proceed cautiously on the issue of impeachment.

President Trump is facing a slew of investigations, including special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE's probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. 

Trump's former lawyer Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenFlorida bank says it has closed Trump's accounts Trump's pardons harshly criticized by legal experts Manhattan DA expands probe into Trump company to include family estate: report MORE was sentenced to three years in prison last week for crimes he pleaded guilty to, including bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance law violations he said he committed at Trump's direction when he paid two women to keep quiet about alleged affairs with the president.

— Julia Manchester