Poll: About half of voters say impeachment coverage by media was 'too much'

Nearly half of the nation's registered voters in a new poll say there has been too much coverage of President TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE's impeachment.

The new Hill/HarrisX poll found that 48 percent of registered voters thought there had been too much coverage of impeachment. 

 

It found that Democratic voters were less likely than Republican and Independent voters to believe there was too much impeachment coverage.

Thirty-six percent of Democratic voters said there has been too much impeachment coverage while roughly 6 in 10 Republican voters and half of independent voters said the same.

Younger voters were also less likely than older Americans to describe impeachment coverage as too much.

Thirty-three percent of voters ages 18 to 34 years old said it was too much coverage, while 49 percent of 35-49 year olds, 56 percent of 50-64 year olds, and 54 percent of voters age 65 and older said there has been too much coverage. 

Previous Hill/HarrisX surveys have found that a number of voters believe coverage of impeachment has been slanted.

In a Jan. 30-31 poll, 43 percent of voters said coverage was biased against Trump while 18 percent said there it was biased in favor of the president. Eighteen percent said they did not see any bias in the coverage.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 1,000 registered voters between Feb. 9 and 10. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

 

—Gabriela Schulte