Dem pollster: Voters want Congress to focus on both policy and investigating Trump

Democratic pollster Pia Nargundkar said in an interview that aired Thursday on "What America's Thinking" that voters want lawmakers to focus on both policy and investigations into President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE

"Congress can multitask," Nargundkar, a senior associate at ALG Research, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons. 

"It doesn't have to be an either or, investigate or do health care. It can be an 'and,' " she continued. "I think that's what voters would like." 

A divide has emerged among Democrats on whether to pursue impeachment in the wake of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's report and its examples of instances in which Trump may have obstructed justice. 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Democratic leadership on Capitol Hill sought to rein in their members on the issue in a conference call Monday, saying that the move could be seen as a rush to judgment and could galvanize Trump's support. 

Pelosi emphasized the need for Democrats to focus on their oversight efforts before jumping to impeachment.
 
However, the Speaker did not completely rule out impeachment in remarks on Tuesday. 
 
"I do believe that impeachment is one of the most divisive forces, paths that we could go down to in our country. But if the facts, the path of fact-finding takes us there, we have no choice. But we're not there yet," Pelosi said at the Time 100 Summit. 

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