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 John TrumpJustice says it will recommend Trump veto FISA bill Fauci: Nominating conventions may be able to go on as planned Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally 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 TlaibOvernight Defense: Pentagon memo warns pandemic could go until summer 2021 | Watchdog finds Taliban violence is high despite US deal | Progressive Dems demand defense cuts Progressives demand defense budget cuts amid coronavirus pandemic Overnight Energy: 600K clean energy jobs lost during pandemic, report finds | Democrats target diseases spread by wildlife | Energy Dept. to buy 1M barrels of oil MORE (D-Mich.) and Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenHouse members race to prepare for first-ever remote votes Frontier drops planned fees for social distancing on flights after criticism More resources for the Legal Services Corporation are needed as the pandemic continues 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 PelosiMcCarthy urges Democrats to pull surveillance bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Major space launch today; Trump feuds with Twitter How lawmaker ties helped shape Fed chairman's COVID-19 response 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.