Poll: Majority of Americans says Trump should not be impeached

Poll: Majority of Americans says Trump should not be impeached

A majority of respondents said they believe that President TrumpDonald TrumpRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Jake Ellzey defeats Trump-backed candidate in Texas House runoff DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit MORE should not be impeached, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released Tuesday.

The poll found that 59 percent of voters surveyed said Congress should not begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, while 35 percent said Congress should do so. The remaining 6 percent of Americans said they don't know if Trump should be impeached, according to the poll.

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The poll also showed that voters are split along partisan lines on whether Trump deserves to be impeached. Two-thirds of Democratic respondents said Congress should begin impeachment proceedings, compared to just 6 percent of Republicans and 30 percent of independents.

Younger voters were more likely to say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings, with the poll finding support on that issue from 42 percent of respondents between ages 18 and 34.

Meanwhile, 38 percent of respondents between ages 35 and 49 as well as 36 percent between ages 50 and 64 said Congress should start the impeachment process. Just 29 percent of voters older than 65 said they think impeach proceedings should begin.

Some Democrats in Congress, such as Reps. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOmar reflects on personal experiences with hate in making case for new envoy House passes bill requiring EPA to regulate 'forever chemicals' in drinking water Ohio becomes battleground for rival Democratic factions MORE (D-Mich.) and Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenOmar leads lawmakers in calling for US envoy to combat Islamophobia Trump says being impeached twice didn't change him: 'I became worse' Five big questions about the Jan. 6 select committee MORE (D-Tenn.), have voiced support for Trump's impeachment. Billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer has also called for Trump to be impeached.

But members of the party's leadership in Congress have worked to downplay impeachment talk, with Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse to resume mask mandate after new CDC guidance McCarthy pulls GOP picks off House economic panel GOP up in arms over Cheney, Kinzinger MORE (D-Calif.) saying last week that impeachment is a "divisive" issue.

The poll's results are based on interviews with 1,120 voters from March 1 to March 4. The survey has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.